Book Summary & Highlight: 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People By Stephen Covey

Book Summary & Highlight: 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People By Stephen Covey

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One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for nearly three decades. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and parents—millions of people of all ages and occupations. Now, this 30th anniversary edition of the timeless classic commemorates the wisdom of the 7 Habits with modern additions from Sean Covey.

The 7 Habits have become famous and are integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people. Why? Because they work!

With Sean Covey’s added takeaways on how the habits can be used in our modern age, the wisdom of the 7 Habits will be refreshed for a new generation of leaders.

They include:

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Habit 4: Think Win/Win

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Habit 6: Synergize

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and practical anecdotes, Stephen R. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity—principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

About The Author: Stephen Covey

Stephen R. Covey is a renowned leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and co-founder of FranklinCovey Co. He is author of several international bestsellers, including The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which has sold over 20 million copies. He was named one of TIME Magazine's 25 Most Influential Americans. Dr. Covey holds the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair in Leadership at the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.

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“But until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday," that person cannot say, "I choose otherwise.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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“To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

“We see the world, not as it is, but as we are──or, as we are conditioned to see it.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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“Habit 1: Be ProactiveHabit 2: Begin with the End in MindHabit 3: Put First Things FirstHabit 4: Think Win/WinHabit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be UnderstoodHabit 6: SynergizeHabit 7: Sharpen the Saw”― Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Two people can see the same thing, disagree, and yet both be right. It's not logical; it's psychological.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

“When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”― Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“It's not what happens to us, but our response to what happens to us that hurts us.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

“My wife and I just don't have the same feelings for each other we used to have. I guess I just don't love her anymore and she doesn't love me. What can i do?""The feeling isn't there anymore?" I asked."That's right," he reaffirmed. "And we have three children we're really concerned about. What do you suggest?""love her," I replied."I told you, the feeling just isn't there anymore.""Love her.""You don't understand. the feeling of love just isn't there.""Then love her. If the feeling isn't there, that's a good reason to love her.""But how do you love when you don't love?""My friend , love is a verb. Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb. So love her. Serve her. Sacrifice. Listen to her. Empathize. Appreciate. Affirm her. Are you willing to do that?”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

“If I really want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control - myself.”― Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“to learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

“It is one thing to make a mistake, and quite another thing not to admit it. People will forgive mistakes, because mistakes are usually of the mind, mistakes of judgment. But people will not easily forgive the mistakes of the heart, the ill intention, the bad motives, the prideful justifying cover-up of the first mistake.”― Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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“Habit is the intersection of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do), and desire (want to do).”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

“Love is a verb. Love – the feeling – is the fruit of love the verb or our loving actions. So love her. Sacrifice. Listen to her. Empathize. Appreciate. Affirm her.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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“At some time in your life, you probably had someone believe in you when you didn't believe in yourself.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

“The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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“Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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“Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

“As you care less about what people think of you, you will care more about what others think of themselves.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

“Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

“There's no better way to inform and expand you mind on a regular basis than to get into the habit of reading good literature.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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“How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

“ان ما يعطي القيمة لشئ هو مقدار اهتمامنا به”― ستيفن ر. كوفي, العادات السبع للناس الاكثر فعالية

“How you treat the one reveals how youregard the many, because everyone is ultimately a one.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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“People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them.”― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change