The Habit 1 : Take responsibility for your reactions to your experiences

Take the initiative to respond positively and make the situation better. Recognize your Circle of Concern and Circle of Influence. Focus and initiate your answers on the core of your power and strive to broaden it continuously. In a reactive mode, do not sit and wait, waiting for problems to arise (Circle of Concern) before taking action.

The Habit 2 : Envision what you want in the future

In the future, imagine what you want so that you can work and plan for it. Understand how individuals in their lives make choices. You need to act based on values and continually review your mission statements to be effective. Are you who you want to be - right now? What am I supposed to think about myself? What would you like to be remembered? If habit 1 suggests that your life be changed to behave and be constructive,Habit 2 advises that the programmer is you! Grow and remain modest.Twice are all things made. We have to behave in our minds first before we act. We test twice prior to making something. This is about what the theory is. Do not just act; think first: is this how I want it to go, and are these the right implications?

The Habit 3 : Talks about what is important and what is urgent

Priority should be given in the following order (in brackets are the corresponding actions from the Eisenhower Matrix): ,

Quadrant I:

Urgent and important (Do) – important deadlines and crises

Quadrant II:

Not urgent but important (Plan) – long-term development

Quadrant III:

Urgent but not important (Delegate) – distractions with deadlines

Quadrant IV:

Not urgent and not important (Eliminate) – frivolous distractions

The order is important; after completing items in quadrant I, we should spend the majority of our time on II, but many people spend too much time in III and IV. The calls to delegate and eliminate are effective reminders of their relative priority.

If habit 2 advises that you are the programmer, habit 3 advises: write the program, become a leader! Keep personal integrity: what you say vs what you do.

The Habit 4 : Genuine feelings for mutually beneficial solutions or agreements in your relationships

Value and respect people by understanding a “win” for all is ultimately a better long-term resolution than if only one person in the situation had gotten their way. Think Win-Win isn't about being nice, nor is it a quick-fix technique. It is a character-based code for human interaction and collaboration

The Habit 5 :Use empathetic listening to genuinely understand a person

This habit compels them to reciprocate the listening and take an open mind to be influenced by you. This creates an atmosphere of caring, and positive problem-solving.

Habit 5 is greatly embraced in the Greek philosophy represented by 3 words:

1) Ethos -- your personal credibility. It's the trust that you inspire, your Emotional Bank Account.

2) Pathos is the empathetic side. It's the alignment with the emotional trust of another person's communication.

3) Logos is the logic. The reasoning part of the presentation.

The order is important: ethos, pathos, logos -- your character, and your relationships, and then the logic of your presentation.

The Habit 6 :Combine the strengths of people through positive teamwork

If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.

The challenge is to apply the principles of creative cooperation, which we learn from nature, in our social interactions.

The Habit 7 :Balance and renew your resources, energy and health

Balance and renew your resources, energy and health to create a sustainable, long-term, effective lifestyle. It primarily emphasizes exercise for physical renewal, good prayer (meditation, yoga, etc.) and good reading for mental renewal. It also mentions service to society for spiritual renewal.

Further Readings

  1. From ZERO to HERO - eBook

  2. Create The Mindset To Change Your Life - 7 Week Affirmations

  3. MUST-HAVE Self-Improvement Guide during Quarantine

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