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3/7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Habit 3 – Put First Things First

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a self-improvement book, which emphasizes our perceptions about everything around us and how it affects a situation, a person, and how we must be open to change them.

A Brief Summary:

It starts with a very interesting exercise which helps you evaluate yourself. Habit 3 is a personal fruit and a practical fulfillment of Habits 1 and 2.

In habit 3 we deal with many of the questions addressed in the field of life and time management. Organize and execute around priorities. That phrase represents the evolution of three generations of time management theory, and how to best do it is the focus of a wide variety of approaches and materials.

It talks about Quadrants and how we experience that we cannot move to another quadrants ignoring important activities of other quadrants. To make each quadrant work for you , you have to work on each of them proactively.

You will understand what it takes to say NO if you don’t have a bigger yes to replace it. It is only when you have the self-awareness to examine your program and the imagination to create a new principle-centered program for you, then you can confidently say no to things and people.

Key Lessons:

1.) Organising work/goals/tasks.

2.) Time management

3.) Commit yourself and setup a regular time to finish your tasks.

I will share the next effective habit soon.

Much love and gratitude

Priyanka Nair

2/7 Habits of Highly Effective People

In my last post, I had shared a brief summary of the habit number one out of the seven habits this wonderful book talks about.

So here is the second habit which is surely going to help you to change your perspective. I hope this will save some time and give you some value addition 🙂

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Habit 2 – Begin With The End in Mind

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a self-improvement book, which emphasizes our perceptions about everything around us and how it affects a situation, a person, and how we must be open to change them.

A Brief Summary:

It is highly recommended that you find a quiet place for yourself before you begin to read this chapter. Empty your mind and begin with the end in mind.

You go through the process of VISUALIZATION. And you should be able to establish a contact with the inner guidance system at the heart of your circle of influence.

To begin with the end of the mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination, which we all lack. We all lack that clarity, we just want to achieve something but we lack the vision.

How defining a personal mission statement is the effective way to proceed in you life and towards your destination. It might help you to define certain standards to live.

Key Lessons:

We are responsible for our own effectiveness, for our own happiness, and ultimately, for most of our circumstances.

1.) Visualisations and affirmations

2.) Identifying roles and setting goals

3.) To have a mission statement

4.) Leadership and management

I will share the next effective habit soon.

Much love and gratitude

Priyanka Nair