1. The 7 Habits of Highly
2. About the Book
• Author : Stephen R. Covey
• Country : United States
• Language : English
• Subject : Self-help
• Publisher : Free Press
• Publication date : 1989
• Media type : Print (Hardcover, Paperback)
• Pages : 381
3. Stephen R. Covey
• Born: October 24, 1932, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
• Died: July 16, 2012 (aged 79), Idaho Falls, Idaho, U.S.
• Education : Bachelor of Science, MBA, Doctor of Religious Education
• Occupation : Author, professional speaker, professor, consultant,
4. 7 HABITS
• 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.
6. Begin with the end in mind
• This habit is based on the principle that all things are created
• It states that we decide the direction of our life.
• It also advocate different roles we play in life and need to maintain
a balance between these roles.
7. Begin with the end in mind
• If you don’t know where you are going how will you know when
you get there.
• Before you figure out the end we have to take a look at who you
8. • What I want to be?
• What is my purpose in life?
• Why you are here?
Inquire to STRENGTH.
Imagine the OPPORTUNITIES.
Innovate to meet ASPIRATIONS.
Inspire to achieve RESULTS.
9. Mission Statement
• Write your name in a circle. Out from the circle, write words that describe
• Now think about what kind of person you want to be. Make a list.
• Use the two list to write a mission statement. This is a sentence or paragraph
about the person you want to be.
11. FINISH THESE SENTENCES
• If my future had no limits I would choose to be ______________.
• I want to be a person who ___________.
13. Put First things First
• Spend time doing what fits into your personal mission.
• Observing the proper balance between production and building
• Identify the key roles that you take on in life, and make time for
each of them.
15. Priority Order
1) Important and Urgent
2) Important and not Urgent
3) Not Important and Urgent
4) Not Important and not Urgent
“Organise and Execute Around Priorities”
16. Quadrant 1 – Urgent and Important
• Significant results that require urgent attention.
• What are your crisis, problems and/or emergencies? They are located in this
• We all have these in our lives, however the difference is people who are
mainly in Q-1 it is the focus of their life.
17. Quadrant 2 – Not Urgent and Important:
• This quadrant it the heart of effective personal management.
• Activities that are completed in this quadrant include building relationships,
writing a personal mission statement, nurturing your health and activities you
know you need to do to maintain your life.
• The results of spending time here include your vision, mission, focusing on
what you can control, discipline and commitment.
18. Quadrant 3 – Urgent and Not Important:
• People who spend too much time in this quadrant, spend most of their time
reacting to things that are urgent and assume important.
• Some of the results of spending too much in this quadrant include focusing
on other people needs, feeling victimised, lack of focus on your goals, crisis
management and shallow or broken relationships.
19. Quadrant 4 – Not Urgent and Not Important:
• The results of spending too much time in this area can be disengagement
from life, irresponsibility and dependent on other people and institutions for
their basic needs.
20. “If habit 2 advises that you are the programmer,
habit 3 advises: write the program. Become a leader!
Keep personal integrity: what you say vs what you