The 7 Habits (all 8 of them)
A. Independence – Self Mastery
1. Be Proactive
Work from the center of your influence and constantly work to expand it. Don't sit and wait in a reactive mode, waiting for problems to happen before taking action.
2. Begin with the End in Mind
Envision what you want in the future so you can work and plan towards it.
3. Put First Things First
- Determine what is important and what is urgent. Priority should be given in the following order:
- a) Important and urgent
- b) Important and not-urgent
- c) Not important and urgent
- d) Not important and not urgent
B. Interdependence – Working With Others
4. Think Win-Win
Have genuine feelings for mutually beneficial solutions or agreements in your relationships. Value and respect people by understanding a "win" for all is ultimately a better long-term resolution than if only one person in the situation had gotten his way.
5. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
Use empathic listening to genuinely understand a person, which compels them to reciprocate the listening and take an open mind to being influenced by you. This creates an atmosphere of caring, and positive problem solving.
Combine the strengths of people through positive teamwork, so as to achieve goals that no one could have done alone.
C. Continuous Improvements - Personal and interpersonal spheres of influence
7. Sharpen the Saw
Balance and renew your resources, energy, and health to create a sustainable, long-term, effective lifestyle. Exercise your physical, spiritual, mental and emotional self. Provide service to society.