The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey

My notes from the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey:

The significant problems we face can not be solved with the same level of thinking we were at when we created them - Albert Einstein

Is getting more things done in less time gonna make a difference? Or it will just increase the pace at which I react to the people and circumstances that seem to control my life? Could there be something that I should see on a more deeper fundamental way?

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit - Aristotle

"The work will come again, but childhood won't", said the father when he was called to work and previously he arranged to go to zoo with his children.

Too much undisciplined leisure time in which a person continually takes a course of least resistance gradually wastes a life.

Almost all of the world class athletes are visualizers. They see it, they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They begin with an end in mind.

Unexpressed feelings never die. They're buried alive and come forth later in uglier form.

In families you can shift the focus from competition to cooperation with keeping a 'family score'.

Like a body - television is a good servant but poor master.

And finally, the habits:

  • Be proactive
  • Begin with an end in mind
  • Put first things first
  • Think win-win
  • Seek first to understand, then to be understood
  • Synergize
  • Sharpen the say
Written by Nikola Brežnjak