Habit 1: Be Proactive
Principles of Personal Vision
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Principles of personal Leadership
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Principles of Personal Mangement
Proactive people focus their efforts in the Circle of Influence. They work on the things they can do something about.
A mission statement is not sth you write overnight. It takes deep introspection, careful analysis, thoughtful expression and often many rewrites to produce it in final form.
The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
“Start with the end in mind. ”
Writing your mission in terms of the important roles in your life gives you balance and harmony.
It keeps each role clearly before you. You can review your roles frequently to make sure that you don’t
get totally absorbed by one role to the exclusion of others that are equally or even more important in
your life. p.137
An effective goal focuses primarily on results rather than activity.
Habit 4: Think Win/Win
Priciples of Interpersonal Leadership
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then to Be Understood
Principles of Empathetic Communication
Habit 6: Synergize
Principles of Creative Cooperation
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
Principles of Balanced Self-Renewal