Stephen Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Habit 3)

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HABIT 3
“PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST”

Habit 3 is the personal fruit, it is the practical fulfillment of Habit 1 and Habit 2. This habit is all about personal time management. It tells us that how can we schedule our priorities and eliminate unimportant things.

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We cannot efficiently work on our priorities unless we take initiative and become responsible for our actions. Furthermore in order to pay attention to what is most important in our lives we first need to determine the most important thing.
Thus, in the context of the “Seven habits of highly effective people”, in order to infuse habit 3 in our lives we first need to assimilate in ourselves habits 1 and 2.
Habit 1 and 2 are absolutely essential and prerequisite to Habit 3. You can’t become principle-centered without first being aware of and developing your own proactive nature. You can’t become principle-centered without first being aware of your paradigms and understanding how to shift them and align them with principles.
But with that foundation, you can become principle-centered, but with that foundation you can become principle-centered, day-in and day-out, moment-by-moment, by living habit 3-by practicing effective self-management.
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, independent will is the fourth human endowment that really makes effective self-management possible. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
Effective management is putting first things first. While leadership decides what "first things" are, it is management that puts them first, day by day, moment by moment. Management is discipline, carrying it out.
Four Generations Of Time Management
Organize and
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