Essay on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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Introduction. Stephen R. Covey discusses powerful lessons in personal change in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This final paper will illustrate and explain the seven habits of highly effective people, discuss and rate how each of the seven habits are useful to me as a salesperson and in general life, evaluate past and current mission statements, assess the material of the book, and show a developed plan for change and renewal of the seven habits. The stated objectives will be outlined in this paper through separate headings and subheadings to demonstrate a business style outline as well as clearly and succinctly address each issue separately.
Seven Habits. Covey defines a habit as the intersection of knowledge,
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I know that I want to do well for myself and Habit 2 will help me achieve that goal.
Rating: 5. I feel that my overall effort to begin with the end in mind is average. I realize that if want to successfully complete private victory than I need to improve in this area otherwise moving on to the third habit is pointless. I feel that at this time in my life it is hard to envision my next move because I love college life. The sad part is that I only have 2 semesters left and I do not know what I want to sell or where I want to sell it. Instead of planning my future, I’m hoping that something comes my way. I definitely need to improve my planning skills in regards to future decisions.
Habit 3: Put First Things First. Habit 3 is what Covey calls the ‘physical creation’ and cannot be achieved without first making a vision and a focus on the principle centered contribution that precedes it, also known as, Habits 1 and 2. Putting first things first is essentially done through time management. But, to accomplish successful management, you must first accomplish leadership. Leadership is high-powered and right brain powered. Management is only accomplished through leadership and is then left brain powered. Though time management is important in achieving Habit 3, time management isn’t the real challenge. The true challenge is to manage ourselves. One way we can measure ourselves is by integrity, the value we place on ourselves. Time