Friday, December 24, 2004

The 7 habits of highly effective people

Do you strive to improve yourself? Are you fanatic about bringing in changes into your life? Have you been ambling without any goals in life? This book is a 101 for those who are interested in self-development. The 7 habits described in the book are:

  1. Be proactive
  2. Begin with the end in mind
  3. Put first things first
  4. Think win-win
  5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood
  6. Synergize!
  7. Sharpen the Saw
The author touches upon a lot of areas like beginning with the end in the mind (personal vision statement), time management, continuous learning and skill development, planning etc., It is easy to assimilate the information. This book brings in a insidious change into your life. The techniques are very practical and can be followed to improve both your personal and profession life.

These 7 habits are highly contagious. Just bring in one of them into your life and you would notice that the rest will follow. This book was life changing for me, and it can be life changing for you too.

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  1. Hi Saro,

    I traversed from Aditya's blog to yours. I LOVE this book and this is my bible!


  2. This is one of the first self-development books that I read. It made me to become more disciplined :)

  3. Reading this book was an insightful journey for me.
    I won't say I have completed it though. Coudn't really implement the 'learn and teach' part adviced in the book. Hope to do it with a reread sometime soon!