Thoughtful Thursday Book Review
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Did you love yesterday’s blog about being proactive? Have you started to track your feelings, thoughts, and actions? Are you naturally a reactive or proactive person? If your reactive are you willing to become proactive? Like I mentioned yesterday this is a very difficult task to undertake. So don’t go it alone. Get a little, or a lot, of help from this great author. This book is the perfect place to start on your new road to proactivity.
What is great is that the author goes on to instruct us in six other habits of highly effective people and how you can incorporate them into your lives. He also breaks down what the bad habits are, where they may have come from in your life, and steps to change them into the good habits. Such as the #1 habit we discussed, proactivity. The bad habit conflicting with this good habit is reactivity He discusses what social circumstances in your upbringing could have led you to have a reactive personality, how you can pinpoint it, and how you can adjust to become proactive and highly effective in your own life. When you adjust your life to take on these great habits you will effect others as well and benefit your relationship with them in many ways.
To give you a little sneak peak here are a couple other great quotes in this book.
“Proactive people aren’t pushy. They’re smart, value drive, read reality, and know what’s needed.”
“The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it. This literally turns a failure into a success.”
Have a Thoughtful Thursday!