7 Habits Of Highly Effective People

Mackinsey Sanders

Be Proactive

The ability to control your own environment, rather than have it control you. Self determination, choice, and the power to decide. :)

Seek to understand and to be understood

Communication is a very powerful thing to have. Simple and effective, and essential for developing and maintaining positive relationships in all aspects of life.


The principle that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, which implicitly lays down the challenge to see the good and potential in the other person's contribution. It is teamwork, open-mindedness, and the adventure of finding new solutions to old problems.
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Sharpen the saw

surrounds all the other habits, enabling and encouraging them to happen and grow. Covey interprets the self into four parts: the spiritual, mental, physical and the social/emotional, which all need feeding and developing.