The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People

​1. Luôn Chủ Động
We spend too much time worrying about things on which we have no control, stuff that we can do nothing about. Instead, focus on things we can change. And do it proactively, before we are forced to do something about it. Expand the circle of influence.

2. Begin With The End In Mind
If we don’t know where we want to go, how will we ever get there? Envision your future using both logic and imagination. Let it be based on principles. Write down your own mission statements. Imagine what your friends, family, colleagues, community will tell about you in your funeral. What would you want them to say? Write it all down.

3. First Things First
List down everything you want to do. You will see that they fall into four categories.

  • Important and urgent
  • Important and not urgent
  • Not important and urgent
  • Not important and not urgent

Once you put them in the matrix, you know what to do.

4. Think Win Win
Sooner or later, we realize that we not only owe a lot to the society we live in, we also understand that our success depends on others success. Life is not a zero sum game. When we make it a habit to see how others also can benefit from our actions, from our decisions, we are better off for that. The world is too connected for us to think win – lose.

5. Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood
Even when you are arguing with your opponents, it is a good form to first understand their arguments and try to express them even better than they can. It is even more important when we are interacting with our friends, colleagues and other collaborators. Listen, understand and only then open your mouth.

6. Synergize
Synergy changes the conventional math. 2 and 2 is not 4, but 5 or 6 or 7. The whole is more than the sum of its parts. Teamwork. If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go farm team up.

7. Sharpen The Saw
Abraham Lincoln said: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Your axe is you body, mind and soul. Run. Exercise. Study. Meditate.

*Source: Catramz