Monday Inspiration #004 – Habits of Successful People

In 1989, Stephen R. Covey wrote The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, it marked the start of a new genre of self help books – it was self help for the business mind.

So whilst you’re getting ready for a new week here’s the meat from the book…

Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win/Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

This is another fabulous quote – and it’s a tweetable!

Habit is the intersection of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do), and desire (want to do). {Click To Tweet}

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Author: Rachael

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7 thoughts on “Monday Inspiration #004 – Habits of Successful People”

  1. “Habit is the intersection of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do), and desire (want to do).”

    It really is that simple….

    Thanks for sharing,

  2. Each person sees the success in their own way! We should remember this more before looking down on others that we encounter, and interactions will be smoother and more of a win-win.


  3. “Being successful means something different to each person….. respect that.”

    I love this quote. It took a few years for my father to realize that I wasn’t going to follow his path for success, and I think he still has trouble understanding. But that’s okay as long as I know what I want, and I’m going for it.

  4. Like so many books we need to read to remind ourselves, Covey’s 7 Habits are such common sense. How unfortunate sense is not so “common” anymore. Thank you for the great quotes, Rachael!

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