The Seven Habits By Stephen Covey Essay
Listening to our language
The way we chose to speak in normal conversation, formal presentations, and meetings contributes to our own perception as well as other’s perception about our education, competence, and professionalism. The words we say and the way we say them tell a lot about who we are. In the first habit Covey talks a little bit about listening to our language with reactive language versus proactive language. Covey asked a student “You have to go, or you choose to go?” (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, 1989, p. 86). When I have to be somewhere or complete a task, I’ve never concluded that it was a choice I made, but rather more of an obligation that 's been forced, and I was unaware some of the words I choose I’m victimizing myself and blaming others for my problem I was so unaware of. Changing a few words, I use in my everyday life have improved my outlook.
Its very easy to to fall in quadrant 1 in the time management matrix. I like to procrastinate on tasks that have…