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Review Of The Book," Seven Habits of Highly Effective People".

Updated on May 29, 2020
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I always try to see things from a different perspective, which helps me to learn and analyze things in a different manner.

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Introduction

When you unlock a book, you open the doors of a different world itself.

Each book is having a different flavor, different tastes and different stories to deliver.

Well, nowadays books are no longer limited to our fancy libraries of houses.

They carry their own entourage of experience with them.

Books carry us to the writer's mind and his/her perspective.

Before reading a book, a reader want to know a little if not a lot about the book from those who had already turned its pages earlier.

So here I am writing a review of the book by Stephen R.Covey called"The seven habits of highly effective people"

It is a self-help book that focuses on the concept that change comes from inside out. The way we look at things totally depends on our thoughts that we nurture inside. Stephen. R. Covey had jotted down seven habits in his book based on the character and principles of successful people.

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.”

– J.K. Rowling

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Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People Mentioned In The Book

  • Be Proactive: Being proactive means anticipating your problems in advance, exploring new solutions to correct them. Being proactive takes time since you have to consider your options, analyze alternatives, and make your own decisions to achieve your goals. Focusing on what we cannot control is a waste of time and energy. Always be realistic and set your sights high. The problem is never the problem; the way you react is always the problem. Instead, we should proactively make decisions about what is important for us.
  • Begin with the end in mind: In this rat race, we all have forgotten the purpose of our life. Begin with the end in mind means having a clear vision of your life goals. It also means thinking about how you would like something to turn out before you get started. Being clear about what you want to be and where you want to go help you to draw a road map of life.
  • Put first things first: In this fancy world, people are never sure about what they say and what they do. It means having self-awareness and knowing people. Instead of understanding the purpose of our life, we keep on impressing others. It's very important for us to understand our priorities, values, mission, vision, and dreams because putting first things first for ourselves is an ultimatum to happiness.
  • Firs, twin/win: First win-win talks about human relationships in terms of emotional and human balance. If you approach life with a win-win mindset, you always treat people well and we make deposits in our emotional bank. To achieve this level, we must acquire 3 character traits: Integrity (sticking with who you are: feelings and values), abundance mentality (life is no zero-sum, there is plenty for all) and maturity (expressing your ideas and feelings with a balance of courage and consideration).
  • Seek first to understand than to be understood: It's very difficult to find a good listener around us. These days we seek to be understood always rather than understanding. It's always said to understand anyone, we always have to put ourselves in other's shoes. It's always not necessary to give our suggestions or advice; we can be silent and make others feel that they are understood instead.
  • Synergy Unity is strength. Working together or in a team to achieve a target is easier than doing it alone. We always need to look for synergy, where we can help each other to achieve success.
  • Sharpen the saw: Whenever we are assigned a task, we should always try to understand the basics and depth of the task. Understanding the depth of anything helps us to find the right path, to fix an issue. It's good to take advice and take suggestions from others, as fixing problems become easier. Covey points out the four major dimensions of our life: Physical, Social, Mental, Spiritual. We need to work on these four dimensions to get a better life.

Covey conveys that it’s very important for us to explore all the dimensions, in order to lead a very holistic lifestyle.

I found this book absolutely helpful. This book is beneficial for those who are struggling to inculcate good habits.

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    • hmkrishna profile image

      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      6 weeks ago from South India

      Thank you for the book review, Ms Suchismita. It is making people objective-oriented, mission mode, target aiming and leadership quality aspects, highlighting the importance of those to become successful. Your succinct article made me realise that I should read the book immediately.

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      James C Moore 

      7 weeks ago from The Great Midwest

      I still have this on my bookshelf. I found my copy on an empty seat while riding a subway train in Chicago. That was in the 90's decade. I hadn't read much of it since then until after recently reading your post. Good review of a good book, a real win-win.

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      Vikram Brahma 

      7 weeks ago from Assam, India

      Hey Suchismita, another short and nice article. This is a very famous book and considered as one of the best motivational book. Your review of this book is very easy to understand. I really like the 2nd point - begin with the end in the mind. I really like reading motivational books and will sometimes love to give to friends as a gift. Thanks for sharing your article.

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      DreamerMeg 

      7 weeks ago from Northern Ireland

      It is a famous book and has been well publicised. I love reading these kinds of motivational books, yet I found difficulty reading this one. Your review is very clear and the points he makes are very beneficial. I think I must have another go at reading this important book. Thank you.

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      Devika Primić 

      7 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Everything we do must be for a purpose and the approach must me perfect to us. These are all part of what we should do and you say it with such greatness.

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