Seve Habits of Highly Effective people

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is written by Stephen R. Covey is a book that was written for self-motivation. In this book Covey describes how to become a more effective and motivated individual throughout your life. He gives specific pointers and details that lead you to this effectiveness throughout the whole book. The basic goal in the book is to demonstrate how these specific seven habits can benefit your life greatly and make your life for meaningful and effective. Covey explains that if you are willing to make the changes that are necessary you will become a more effective individual. He describes that there are seven habits that make this all possible. The First habit is to be proactive, or “proactivity”, it is explained that being proactive means that we as humans are responsible for our own lives. Our performance in life is up to us and is not the result of things that have happened or experiences but the choices that we choose to make and how we view our lives as a whole. It is our obligation to choose how we respond to the experiences in our lives. Take for instance, Viktor Frankl, he was a prisoner of the death camps in Nazi Germany. Frankl had terrible experiences such as being tortured, starved, being naked, and losing almost his whole family. At the time while all of this was going on, Frankl decided he was not going to let all of this to affect him. He became aware that he had the freedom to choose his own response to what was happening and the meaning to all of it which then in turn gave him self-fulfillment. As I look at the statement “What I do is largely controlled by actions of others”, I am certain the author of this book would most definitely disagree with this. The reason I say this because... ... middle of paper ... ...f. It is of most importance we practice all four of these paradigms to succeed in all of the habits discussed. Covey explains, “Each dimension is important, it only becomes optimally effective as we deal with all four dimensions”. Each and every one of these will have a positive impact on your life as long as you practice in an effective way. It is important to develop a sense of what is most important to your one true self and to others around you as well. These seven habits are very important to use in our everyday lives and with practice and dedication involved, you will succeed in obtaining a more effective life. You just have to commit to make progress and improve. Even though this may be a constant battle, you have to remind yourself that these habits and practices is what will make you a more successful and valuable individual and that is what is important.

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