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7 Habits of Highly Effective People – English – Free PDF Download


  • Destiny
  • We often complain and blame fate and destiny for our current state of affairs

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

  • The habit of CHOICE
  • Proactive versus Reactive Person
  • See alternatives and not roadblocks
  • “I am free to choose and I am responsible for my choices.”

Habit No. 2

  • Begin with the end in mind The habit of VISION
  • Think about your FUNERAL and things you would be remembered
  • Mental creation precedes physical creation Define practical outcomes

Habit 3

  • Put first things first Simple to understand but difficult to implement The habit of integrity and execution
  • Focus on important and not just the URGENT Plan weekly, act daily

Habit 4

  • Think WIN WIN The habit of Mutual Benefit
  • Avoid scarcity mentality Develop abundance mentality
  • Build trust with co workers Effective long term relationships require mutual respect and mutual benefits

Habit 5

  • Seek first to understand then to be understood The habit of MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING
  • To communicate effectively we must understand each other Practice empathetic listening Give honest, accurate feedback
  • Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply

Habit 6

  • Synergy/ synergize
  • The habit of creative cooperation
  • The whole is greater than the sum of its parts
  • Synergize to arrive at new and better alternatives
  • Synergy encourages us to work together as a team
  • Synergizing increases our capabilities to manifold levels
  • This enables us to achieve our goals

Habit 7

  • Sharpen the saw
  • The habit of renewal
  • To maintain and increase our effectiveness we must renew ourselves in body, heart, mind and soul
  • Sharpen your saw to save time andenergy Focus on making oneself better Improve- physical, social/ emotional, mental and spiritual aspects
  • “There’s no better way to inform and expand you mind on a regular basis than to get into the habit of reading good literature.”



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