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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Book Review

Book Name: The 7 habits of highly effective people.
Author— Stephen Covey
Genre— Self-development
Personal rating – 5 star
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a self-help book that has helped people all across the world live more productive and fulfilling lives. This post will be about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Book Review as well as how to stop worrying and start living life with purpose.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was written by Stephen Covey in 1989, but they are still relevant today because Covey’s ideas have been proven true through decades of experience. There are seven habits that are focused on success: Be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek first to understand then be understood, synergize and sharpen the saw. These habits will not only help you become more effective at work or home but also bring balance into your life. If you want to break old patterns or create new ones read this book! You won’t regret it!” Even after 25 years, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People remains one of the best books of its genre. It has set an example for this section of literature. It was Covey’s second book which is the second international bestseller of self-help section.

These 7 habits are game changers. So the question is what are those 7 habits?

📌Be proactive –
It means take the initiative, take the leading role. Stop being in reactive mood, try to understand and solve the problem. Just waiting for someone to come up with a solution so that you can agree is not gonna make you special. So, be the LEADER. Being proactive means taking initiative and doing something, instead of waiting for someone else to do it or expecting that things will change. It’s not always easy to be proactive, but it has a lot of benefits. You can make your own opportunities and find solutions when you’re the one initiating the action instead of just reacting. Taking control over your life isn’t an easy task, but it’ll help you reach your goals more quickly than if you wait for things to happen by themselves…
📌Begin with the end in mind –
This term means to know why do you want to do this. I mean, you have to know the result of your actions. When you will know accurately what do you want to gain and why You’re doing a work, that will bring success.
📌First things first –
You have to learn which work is urgent and what’s important. It means know your priorities. Don’t waste your precious time by doing something you could eliminate/ignore.
📌Think win-win –
This really doesn’t mean do compromises for being nice or kind to others. It’s a characteristic quality of a human to think about other’s wellbeing also. Like choose something that will be beneficial to both parties.
📌Seek First to understand, then to be understood –
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dir="auto">This quality creates a positive and caring atmosphere around you. If you listen to others and try to understand them, then you can expect people to understand you too. So, Don’t just speak always, try to be a listener sometimes.

📌 Synergise –
You have to know your team mates strong points to achieve any goal. Anybody can’t do anything totally alone. So having a well organised and strong team always pays off.
📌Sharpen the saw –
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” — Abraham Lincoln
Yes, before starting any project, work, content or any work you need to research, learn, gain knowledge about that topic. And this is what Covey and Lincoln called “Sharpening the axe(saw) before chopping the tree.”
“7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey is a book that takes you on journey to improve your life and live with more effectiveness. The author has been teaching the lessons in this book for over 25 years, but he never wrote them down until now.”

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