Covey is a self-help book which tries to give basic practical guidelines to lead an effective and successful life. Covey describes the book as an ‘inside-out…process – a continuing process of renewal’ (Covey,…
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Again, after a while the personality ethic was reverted back to the character ethic, which meant that greater weight was now given to the foundations rather than the outward appearances or the superficial.
Then Covey goes on to say that each person sees the world subjectively – meaning, every man tends to see the world from his own individual perspective (1989). Although each one thinks that every person sees things objectively, this is not actually the case. Henceforth, Covey suggests that each person should be open to the possibility of a paradigm shift, which may sometimes be instantaneous or at certain instances may take time to nurture/develop (1989). Such paradigms should be based primarily on principles, which in turn are said to be, generally, the foundation of character ethics.
Covey defines habit as ‘the intersection of knowledge, skill and desire’ (Covey, 1989). Knowledge is the ‘what’ and the ‘why’, skill is the ‘how’, and desire is the ‘want’ to do things (Covey, 1989). A habit cannot be formed if one of these three components is absent. Then, as a person grows, his habits are also developed in the so-called ‘maturity continuum’ of ‘dependence, independence, and interdependence’ (Covey, 1989). Dependence is being reliant on others; independence is self-reliance; interdependence is cooperation with others while eyeing the end-goal of success.
Being ‘based on principles’, the seven habits are said to be ‘habits of effectiveness’ (Covey, 1989). Covey states that for the 7 habits to be truly effective, a balance between the P/PC (Production/Production Capability) has to be achieved (1989), that is, in most aspects of a person’s life. It is not only the product which should be given attention, but the maintenance of the production capability so that the
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In summary, the seven habits are as follows;
Through Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teen” I learned how to take control of my own life by making choices and decisions that will make me better as a
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