Habits of Effective People – Part I

‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ is one of the best-known leadership books of recent years by Stephen.R.Covey. The key phrase in the title is “people focused”. in 1994, it had been on the New York Times bestseller list for 220 weeks.

Welingkar’s DLP observes that the Seven Habits help us move through three stages of personal development-from dependence to independence to interdependence. The first three habits take you from dependence to independence.

Here is the short version, but we strongly recommend that you read this book.

Habit 1) Be proactive:

You choose your happiness, ambivalence, success, courage, in short you are what you yearn to be. A proactive person is responsible i.e response-able. He uses proactive responses like I can, I will, I prefer whereas a reactive person responds like I can’t, I won’t etc. External forces do not affect proactive people and they are happy in their own circle – in spite of worrying about the world.

Habit 2) Begin with the end in mind:

We often find ourselves in the wrong place since we achieve empty conquests. If our ladder is not leaning on the right wall, victories are achieved at the expense of some valuable affairs.This habit sums up your imagination.  It focuses on what you want to be and do. It reaffirms who you are, puts your goals in focus, and moves your ideas into the real world. Your mission statement makes you the leader of your own life.

Habit 3) Put first things first:

It is important for you to say ‘No’ and prioritize what is important. This helps to have more balanced existence as well. Also, it aids extensively in time management, values, purpose, roles and priorities in life.

The next level of this book flows from being independent to interdependence which is covered in the ensuing session.

Check out for this space to know more about the ‘Habits Of  Effective People’

By
Priyanka Hodavdekar

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