Habit 1: Be proactive
We need to assume responsibility for our lives and avoid reacting to external circumstances all the time.
Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind
We can cut down on time we spend achieving a goal if we work with a clear goal in mind. A clear mental picture and written steps to achieve our goals make it easier to get there.
Habit 3: Schedule your priorities
We should learn to identify things that are important to us and focus on working on them. This will reduce the pull of urgent but not important things in our lives.
Habit 4: Think win-win
In negotiations, we need to seek what is beneficial to everyone rather than gaining a substantial advantage over others. The relationship is more important than getting an extra share of the pie.
Habit 5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood
Before proffering solutions to problems, we must ensure we listen to others and have a clear picture of the situation, their worldview and emotions.
Habit 6: Sinergyze
When we accept help from others, we will achieve goals we would never have been able to achieve alone. Respect for individual differences and self-confidence helps us to achieve synergy.
Habit 7: Sharpen the saw
To sustain our effectiveness, we need to take time out to recharge and reflect on our values.
Making deposits in emotional bank accounts is vital to building healthy relationships.
In what ways do you think you can make such deposits in the lives of the people closest to you to strengthen your relationship with them or mend a broken one?
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