Essay On 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People

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7 Habits & Listening Listening is a true skill and unfortunately many people assume they know how to listen the right way. It’s because we hear involuntarily and that’s often confused with listening which is supposed to be active. Towards the beginning of the book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, a similar confusion is discussed where people often confuse their perspectives with reality. Not realizing that before we change a situation we must change our perspectives. Listening is a strong first step to considering multiple perspectives and it ties into this book in many ways. Listening is taking the time to understand, and even for those who struggle with listening to others listening to ourselves should be easy. …show more content…
By valuing the differences between perspectives we start opening up new possibilities we may have not noticed before. No matter how effective someone is they didn’t do everything on their own and had to work on a team at some point. On teams listening and synergy is key and since true listening isn’t common it’s an advantage. Lastly, the 7th habit is sharpening the saw which makes all the other habits possible. Once again listening to ourselves comes into play because the chapter focuses on replenishing and taking care of ourselves. Nobody is effective when having a mental breakdown or when they’re too tired to work. There’s 4 dimensions that apply to this which are physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. So that stresses the importance of listening to ourselves even more because all 4 can greatly impact our effectiveness. What’s great about the 7 habits are that by implementing one into our lives it’s easier to do the same with the others. They’re all connected in a way and the main connection is listening whether to others or to ourselves. When more people start to actually listen a positive change would occur in human relations and better us all which is an example of a win win

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