Notes of “7 Habits of Highly Effective people” by S.Covey

Structure of the framework (book)

1. Be Proactive
2. Begin with the End in Mind
3. Put First Things First

Thoughts and Conclusions

Proactive people

In Independence part of the book author pay much attention to proactivity and its power comparing to reactivity. It is about ability to control yourself and response wisely on any event. This is very important for me personally because I’m a kind of emotional person and often I react the way that makes me regret. So the explanation that had most influence on me is:

Priorities and things to do

That’s the main thing discussed in GTD (getting things done). First of all we should understand what to do, and especially why should we do it. Right questions can help us to find us such deeds, and the practise described in the book “begin with end in mind” is a good tool to understand what is really important.

Time Management Matrix

Listening and importance of understanding

Different terms and vision

In Chapter 6 there were some examples of people in order to synergize — first one have to understand their partners and used partner language to explain the win-win proposal.

Wait a minute

In chapter 7 there was a nice story sharpen the saw. I resonated with it and it made me thing about taking a break from time to time to understand my current position and remind myself about the goals and principles (habbits) I’m trying to follow.

Some interesting quotes



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