The best 7 Habits Summary I can give you comes directly from The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make:

They are a framework or a way of thinking that can help you solve your problems better and faster.”

PARADIGMS:

  • Point of view
  • Perception
  • How you see the world

PERCEPTIONS

  • Honesty
  • Hard work
  • Respect
  • Focus
  • Patience
  • Responsibility
  • A lot more

Most of the time our paradigms/perceptions are completely wrong and need a little fixing. It is rare that we know the whole story which is why we should not be quick to judge other people!

With a little more information, chances are you would feel differently about a person, place or thing.

The key to changing yourself for the better is to first change your perspective/paradigm.

Principles will never fail us !

Good Principles Bring Great Results with:

  • Parents
  • Work
  • School
  • Hobbies
  • Sports
  • Friends
  • Significant Others

Private Victory!

This is what is going on inside you! We need to fix ourselves before we can fix other people

HABIT 1 – Be Proactive

  • Take responsibility for your own life
  • Choose your own mood
  • Take actions to produce results

HABIT 2 – Begin With the End In Mind

  • Create Goals
  • Know what you stand for
  • Have a mission statement

HABIT 3 – Put First Things First

  • Prioritize
  • Stop procrastinating 
  • Do not let other people decide your life
  • Stop Slacking

Public Victory!

This is what everyone sees. The following deals with how to get along with others.

HABIT 4 – Think Win-Win

  •  Everyone can win in every situation
  • Be happy for other people’s success
  • Think of different ways both sides can get what they want (creative thinking skills)

HABIT 5 – Seek First to Understand, Then To Be Understood

  • Allow others to speak until they feel completely understood
  • Use your empathetic listening skills
  • Do not interrupt people when they are talking
  • Do not jump to conclusions
  • Actively try to understand the other person when listening

HABIT 6 – Synergy

  • Teamwork
  • Everyone has different strengths, use them to everyone’s advantage
  • Appreciate differences in people
  • Understand you have certain strengths and weaknesses just like everyone else
  • Value the differences in everyone

Renewal!

Take care of yourself and have fun. This last habit brings you back to life and breathes vitality to all the preceding habits.

HABIT 7 – Sharpen the Saw

  • Heart
    • Build Relationships
    • Volunteer
    • Laugh
  • Body
    • Exercise
    • Eat Healthy
    • Sleep 8 hours a night
    • Relax
  • Mind
    • Read
    • Educate
    • Write
    • Learn new skills
  • Soul
    • Meditate
    • Keep a journal
    • pray
    • Do not watch junk T.V. 

What do you need to work on?


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