The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People By Stephen R Covey

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In the book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, Stephen R Covey writes about the seven habits that can change your life forever. As the title suggest, he does this by providing the reader with easy to remember statement that when explained, have a very deep meaning behind them. The Habit that this paper is going to focus on is habit 2. The paper will analyses this habit by explaining what it means, examples of people who lived with this mindset, what the authors personal experience is. In Stephen R Covey explains that Habit two’s is “Begin with the end in mind”. So, what does this mean for the average person and How can this help them, Well Covey himself will explain. To explain habit two, we must first explain habit 1 first. This…show more content…
As the book explains “If your ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step you take gets you to the wrong place faster.” (Covey) Stephen Covey says that habit two “is based on the principle that all things are created twice.” Stephen then continues by saying “There is a mental (first) creation, and a physical (second) creation’. And that “The physical creation follows the mental, just as a building follows a blueprint.” He then explains that to “Begin with the End in Mind” one must “begin each day, task, or project with a sharp vision of your desired direction and destination, and then continue by flexing your proactive muscles to make things happen”. Stephen then recommend that the reader creates a personal mission statement. He explains that this will help the person to focus and what they want to achieve. An effective way of doing this is to write down said mission statement then hang it up so you can see it every day. This would help a person to maintain their goal in minds to make it a reality. Your mission statement makes you the leader of your own life. By doing this “You create your own destiny and secure the future you envision.” (Covey) However as one might have noticed you can’t achieve Habit two without first achieving habit one. Succeeding in one’s goal is something that we all try to do but many find ourselves living
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