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Life Transforming Book
23 December 2017
This is a life changing book and the best habit forming book. You must really have patience and concentration to read this book and to understand it completely.
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Author Stephen R Covey explain about how we see the world that is our paradigm.
And how is change in our paradigm can lead to a change in our positive mental attitude(PMA) and human and Public Relationship.
Author gives many stories to explain the concept very clearly.
He tells that we need to live a life of integrity, to contribute & make a difference in the world and raise to the greatness that lies within each one of us.
The Seven Habits are
2. Begin with the end in mind.
3. Put First Things First.
4. Think win win.
5. First seek to understand, then to be understood.
7. Sharpen the saw.
It is about taking responsibility and initiatives
I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.
Begin with the end in mind:
It means we need to have a goal for everything. It is a sort of vision. How we wish to see in every aspect of our life like with spouse, family,money,work,friend pleasure, enemy.
Put First Things First:
Author divides our entire time into 4 quadrants.
Important and urgent-Q1
Important and not urgent-Q2
Not important and urgent-Q3
Not important and not urgent-Q4.
Important are goals kept in the Habit 2.
Think win win
Author tells in every situation we need to think about the benefit of our self and others. how can a outcome be useful to all the partiers. It's innovative thinking.
First seek to understand, then to be understood:
Stephen presses on the issue that first we need to understand others their situation, feelings and thoughts then directly telling how we feel or what is our decision directly.
Most important of all the habits. It's most difficult to cultivate.
It means a whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
The essence of synergy is to value differences- to respect them,to build on strengths & to compensate for weakness.
Synergies everywhere in the nature.
Sharpen the saw.
It deals with the four aspects of life.
Physical, mental, social/emotional, spiritual.
It's about preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have.
It's a quadrant 2 activity.