Thursday, 19 April 2018

The 7 Habits of Highly of Effective People

The most common habits of all the successful people are

1.They adapt
 Adopt the habits that distinguish highly effective people from the herd.

2. Address your character


For lasting change, you have to address your character, not just your behavior.
3.Basic universal principles

Align your way of seeing the world with basic universal principles.

4.Be protective

Seek first to understand


1.Adopt the habits

Adopt the habits that distinguish highly effective people from the herd.

Do you wish you were more effective in life?
Maybe you'd like to achieve more at work?
Or perhaps you'd like to be a more loving and devoted partner?

Whatever it is that you want to improve, you'll only get there if you change yourself first. And change is to develop better habits.


It's true that we're creatures of habit. Not only how we act but who we are, is, to a large extent, defined by our habits. Routines define our characters and, like gravity, pull our behavior in a certain direction.


But what are the habits that can help you become effective? These blinks outline an incremental and integrated program that will improve your personal and professional effectiveness. It focuses on the following habits:


(I) Being protective 

(II)Beginning with an end in mind
(III)Putting first thing first
(IV)Thinking win-win
(V)Seeking first to understand, then to be understood
(VI)Synergizing the saw

So dive in and join the millions who have already benefitted from this approach

2. Address your character

For lasting change, you have to address your character, not just your behavior.

When Stephen Covey embarked on his quest to truly understand the nature of success, he began by immersing himself in some 200 years worth of literature on the topic, starting from 1776

Based on the deep dive, he concluded that generally speaking, there are two ways to strive for improvements in your life:

(I)The first method is to work on the skills necessary for the behavior you desire. For instance, if you want to improve your relationships with other, you might study communication or body-language techniques.
(II)We can call this method the personality ethic. It's been particularly popular since the 1920s, but, despite its sounding like a solid path for growth, it's actually just a shortcut. The personality ethic lets you avoid working on the fundamental character traits that are holding you back, promising that some easily learnable technique will be the silver bullet for all your problems.
(III)Unfortunately, this promise is usually empty, and it almost never results in lasting personal growth.

3.Basic universal principles


Align your way of seeing the world with basic universal principles.

If you've ever tried to navigate the streets of a foreign city, you know that a map is useful.

But when you navigate the world around you instead of a map with streets and addresses, you use your paradigms to guide you. A paradigm is the subjective way each of us perceives is the subjective way each of us and understand the world


After all, no one is really an objective observer. Everything we understand about the world is tinted by our own paradigms. For instance, a person with a negative paradigm will perceive getting lost in an unknown city as a frustrating waste of time, while someone with more positive paradigm might see it is an unexpected adventure.


4.Be protective

Seek first to understand

Imagine walking into a doctor's office and having the doctor listen absentmindedly to the first few seconds of your description of your ailment before announcing, "I've heard enough", and handing you a prescription.

Or what if an optician gave you his own glasses, without bothering to check your eyesight claiming that since he can see fine with them, they should work for you, too?


You probably wouldn't put much trust in their advice.


According to an expert in communication, the words we say account for just 10 percent of our communication, while the sound account for 30 percent and our body language for 60 percent. So to practice empathic linting you shouldn't just listen to the words; you should attend to the feeling, behavior, and meaning behind them. One way to work on your empathic listening skills is to observe a conversation without hearing the words. What emotions do you being communicated?


It takes time and effort to master this skill, but the later rewards are well worth it. If you learn to listen in a truly empathic way, you'll notice that many people are fully prepared to open to you and to reciprocate by considering your opinions and advice. They just need a good, appreciative listener before they can do so.



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