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Seven Habits & Other Habits

I am just trying to jot down the very famous 7 habits & some other points, explained by Covey in his most famous books:

  1. Be Proactive: Principles of Personal Choice
  2. Begin with the End in Mind: Principles of Personal Vision
  3. Put First Things First: Principles of Integrity & Execution
  4. Think Win/Win: Principles of Mutual Benefit
  5. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood: Principles of Mutual Understanding
  6. Synergize: Principles of Creative Cooperation
  7. Sharpen the Saw: Principles of Balanced Self-Renewal
  8. The eighth habit is to “Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs”.

The “6 Cancers” that inhibit people’s greatness:

  1. Cynicism
  2. Criticism
  3. Comparing
  4. Competing
  5. Complaining
  6. Contending

The 3 foundation stones of character:

  1. Integrity
  2. Service
  3. Faith

The 3 foundation stones of competence:

  1. Talents & skills
  2. Accomplishments
  3. Physical health

For teens, here are the 6 most important decisions:

  1. School: what are you going to do about your education?
  2. Friends: what type of friends will you choose & what kind of friend will you be?
  3. Parents: are you going to get along with your parents?
  4. Addictions: what will you do about smoking, drinking, drugs & other addictive stuff?
  5. Self-worth: will you choose to like yourself?

Keep reading books. It’s brain food, you know. And never forget the words of P J O’Rourke: Always read stuff that will make you look good even if you die in the middle of it.

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, & then do them as well that people can’t take their eyes off you. (Maya Angelou)


About Bikramjit

Please read a more interesting introduction at "About Me" section. I am an abstract thinker who is fun to watch in action. I not only generate new & better ideas for how things can be improved, but I also offer empowering courage to pursue them. I am exceptionally encouraging & motivating, and sometimes help others to reach their goals & dreams. People probably see me as a good mentor due to my patience and talent for giving direction. I am more expressive than introspective, more deliberate than spontaneous, more passionate than composed – and an assertive personality who does not hesitate to challenge anything in life!


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