The author of the book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is Stephen R. Covey, and the seven habits of highly effective people are:
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
Habit 1: Be Proactive – I feel that the habit be proactive is aligned with my personality because any choice you make will always impact your life. You should always try to think before you act and ask yourself how the choice you’re making will affect you later on in life.
Habit 3: Put First Things First – I think the habit put first things first is aligned with my personality because I am trying to prioritize tasks in my life. This will help to make everything less overwhelming, you will get more done and it will help you to see if what you’re doing is helping you get closer to you goals.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw – I feel that sharpen the saw is aligned with my personality because making sure that you take care of your mental and spiritual health will help you to have a balanced lifestyle.
I can apply these habits to my educational career by making good decisions about my education and in school. I can prioritize between my education, work and personal life so I can make the most out of a day and get closer to reaching my goals. To avoid extra stress I can take care of my mental and spiritual health by exercising my body and mind and living a balanced lifestyle.
I can apply these habits in the workplace by making the correct decisions at work and realizing that the choice I make will affect me and also those around me in the business. By prioritizing what needs to be done in my work environment I can help myself get closer to reaching goals and getting, and getting more experience out of my work. Also by learning new skills at work this will help me to exercise my mind allowing me to live a more balanced life.
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