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Extracts from

The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People

by

Stephen Covey


HABIT 1: BE PROACTIVE

Are my actions based upon self-chosen values or upon my moods, feelings and circumstances?


HABIT 2: BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND

Have I written a personal mission statement which provides meaning, purpose, and direction to my life? Do my actions flow from my mission?


HABIT 3: PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST

Am I able to say no to the unimportant, no matter how urgent, and say yes to the important?


HABIT 4: THINK WIN-WIN

Do I seek mutual benefit in all interdependent relationships?


HABIT 5: SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD

Do I avoid autobiographical responses and instead faithfully reflect my understanding of the other person before seeking to be understood?


HABIT 6: SYNERGISE

Do I value different opinions, viewpoints, and perspectives of others when seeking solutions?


HABIT 7: SHARPEN THE SAW

Am I engaged in continuous improvement in the physical, mental, spiritual and social/emotional dimensions of my life?

 

 

                      TIME  MANAGEMENT  MATRIX

 

IMPORTANT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NOT
IMPORTANT

   URGENT                                            NOT URGENT

CRISES
PRESSING PROBLEMS
DEAD-LINE DRIVEN
PROJECTS, MEETINGS
PREPARATIONS
 

I

PREPARATION 
PREVENTION
VALUES CLARIFICATION
PLANNING
RELATIONSHIP  BUILDING
TRUE RE-CREATION
EMPOWERMENT

II

INTERRUPTIONS
SOME PHONE CALLS
SOME MAIL, SOME REPORTS
SOME MEETINGS
MANY PROXIMATE PRESSING MATTERS
MANY POPULAR ACTIVITIES

III

TRIVIA, BUSYWORK
SOME PHONE CALLS
TIME WASTERS
"ESCAPE"  ACTIVITIES
IRRELEVANT MAIL
EXCESSIVE TV

IV

 

The above are taken from the best selling book, "The Seven Habits of Successful People" by Steven Covey