The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Essay

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Introduction. Stephen R. Covey discusses powerful lessons in personal change in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This final paper will illustrate and explain the seven habits of highly effective people, discuss and rate how each of the seven habits are useful to me as a salesperson and in general life, evaluate past and current mission statements, assess the material of the book, and show a developed plan for change and renewal of the seven habits. The stated objectives will be outlined in this paper through separate headings and subheadings to demonstrate a business style outline as well as clearly and succinctly address each issue separately.
Seven Habits. Covey defines a habit as the intersection of knowledge,
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This all plays off of the most effective way to begin with the end in mind. That is, approach your role in life with clear values and directions. Begin each day with those values firmly in mind. The best way to do this is to develop a personal mission statement. A mission statement identifies where you want to be and helps you determine where you are. It gives you important information on how to get there and tells you when you’ve arrived. Achieving the end is harder than we usually imagine it to be. Some ways to help our progress can be found in the four life-support systems: Security, Guidance, Wisdom, and Power. These represent your self worth, give you a sense of direction and balance, and provide the capacity to accomplish goals. Good affirmation has five basic ingredients: it’s personal, positive, present tense, visual, and emotional. Using the affirmation process day after day will eventually change our behavior. We will learn to live out our lives by the script we wrote for ourselves.
Discussion and Rating. Right now is the time in my life where I need to be thinking about the next step in my life. I need to focus on my future and figure out what I want to do with my life. Habit 2 will be very useful to me in the next coming weeks as I look for jobs or internships that lead into jobs. Jumping from Habit 1 to Habit 2 will probably take place within the next semester for me. In my career as a salesperson,
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