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Why you Must Read ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’
PS Professional Athlete
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
What do the reviews say?
The Simple Dollar is highly respected as of the best personal finance blogs and features in some of the world’s largest publications. Here is, in a nutshell, why they say everybody must read ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. Source
1. Be Proactive
This book takes an in depth look at teaching yourself how to let go of the things you can’t control. It’s much easier said than done; it takes time and effort to craft your mind. But this book teaches you exactly how to do it, and relieve you of unnecessary stress and wasted effort in any situation for the rest of your life.
2. Learn to lead yourself
As Stephen Covey, himself says: “if you don't make a conscious effort to visualize who you are and what you want in life, then you empower other people and circumstances to shape you and your life by default”. Source
This chapter is important because it teaches you how to realign your goals so that you keep focused on all the right things. Basically, it teaches you why self-discipline is one of the most important ingredients for success, and how to achieve it.
3. First thing’s first
Chapter 3 is important far beyond the scope of your working life. It teaches you the skill that you must carry with you to be successful as a spouse, parent, employee and employer altogether. It teaches you how to set specific goals in the right order, and more importantly, how to follow them easily and diligently.
4. Win-Win concept
This book teaches you how to adapt the win-win frame of mind in the subconscious. So, basically, chapter 4 introduces inter-personal change. It’s the first step to successfully working with people around you. Do you see life as a cooperative arena, or as a competitive one? This chapter really evaluates how you use your self-worth to drive success and to reshape failure.
5. Understand before being understood
There is a saying that goes “only speak if the words you are about to say are more beautiful than silence”. This quote goes hand in hand with listening to understand and to respond, instead of just waiting for your chance to speak.
It is important to obtain an objective opinion across all walks of life. This chapter guides you on a journey to better understanding people and situations around you, before making decisions, forming opinions and reaching conclusions.
6. Synergy for success
One of the biggest obstacles in life is learning how to turn weaknesses into strengths; especially when it comes to cooperation and competition.
The three vital traits that this chapter teaches its reader is
-Integrity of your morals, values and commitments
-Maturity in expressing ideas and feelings
-Abundance mentality, which means accepting the truth that there is enough room for success in this world for everyone around you.
Read this chapter and you will develop the fundamental skills of helping others reach their goals, and thereby successfully reaching your own goals while experiencing invaluable self-growth.
7. Balancing self-renewal
This chapter tackles the most important aspects of self-renewal: physical, mental, spiritual, social and emotional.
Each one of us has obstacles that we face in each of these categories. But how can we resolve, and more importantly, maintain the changes that we wish to see in ourselves. To ‘sharpen the saw’, we must schedule tasks that will improve our personal problems and struggles, and stick to this schedule stringently.
With this new-found balance, absolutely nothing will keep you away from success.
So what should you do now?
Join an accredited project management course, like PS Professional Athlete, that will guide you through the fundamental principles of achieving a balanced and goal-driven lifestyle with efficient stamina and excellent time management skills. We carefully walk through each step of this book and help you identify ways to apply it to your personal life, promising optimal achievement. Good luck, and have fun!
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 09:30