Personal Development books are great sources of information. People attach to their sense of self-desire to make a positive difference in their lives as they read these books, but when they have to put what they have learned into practice, they struggle.
A scholar said:
“Show me your habits, I’ll predict your future.”
I have read the book “THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE” written by Stephen R. Covey and published in 1989. This book is really good for all ages of people. It can be called a life-changing book. This book is available in Z library (the world’s largest eBook free library).
In this personal development books, The Stephen talks about the 7 habits of the Highly effective people.
- BE PROACTIVE
- BEING WITH THE END OF MIND
- PUT THINGS FIRST
- THINK, WIN-WIN
- SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND AND THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD
- SHARPEN THE SAW
I enjoyed reading all these habits but the “Being with the end of mind” and “Synergize” are the just two of these habits which I really enjoyed a lot.
Being with the end of the mind:
Begin with a specific goal in mind. According to Covey, we should use our creativity to create a view of who we want to be and our conscience to choose what values will guide us. It’s relatively easy for most of us to keep ourselves busy. We put in a lot of effort to achieve victories, such as promotions, high pay, and more identity. Everything is created twice. Before we act, we should act in our minds first. Before we create something, we measure it twice. This is what the principle is about. Moreover, Covey said,
“Through imagination, we can visualize the uncreated worlds of potential that lie within us.”
Synergy is an imaginative method that usually requires openness, vulnerability, and interaction. It means balancing the cognitive(mental), emotional, and psychological variations within a group of people and, as a result, creating new thinking concepts within the group’s participants. This is where the most innovation can be seen. This includes teamwork team building and the creation of unity with other members. It is the foundation of principle-centered leadership. Covey said,
“Once people have experienced real synergy, they are never quite the same again.”