The Five Habits Of Highly Effective People

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I chose Liberty University for its combination of a nurturing, Christian atmosphere and its advanced, up-to-date resources. These positive attributes extend to the Honors Program with the addition of a challenging academic curriculum. I am in pursuit of the best version of myself and that version is at the Liberty Honors Program. Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, as the title suggests, outlines exactly what one needs to do to be an effective person. I hope to gain each of these seven habits from an Honors Program Education at Liberty University: be proactive, begin with the end in mind, first things first, think win-win, seek first to understand then to be understood, synergy, and sharpen the saw. Covey’s first…show more content…
Katie Bell from the class of 2011 wrote, “My boss later informed me that my ability to do research and write as demonstrated by my thesis is what landed me the position.” Liberty Honors is always instructing students in preparation for their futures. I hope to take on Liberty’s mission as well as find a new vision. Covey’s third habit is called first things first. No one can do everything; I have to prioritize. Liberty University as a whole has an emphasis on faith and teaches its students how to make God a priority. I hope to gain that same mindset and practice. From the honors program the priority I hope to learn is on my academics. With a heavier and more challenging workload I will have to learn how to prioritize my studies more than I already do. From my well-qualified teachers and ambitious peers I plan to learn study skills and habits. Taylor Webb wrote, “I developed close friendships with other honors students and faculty, who pushed me to study harder and smarter.” Webb and his fellow students knew the importance of studying and pushed each other to focus on it. These are the types of relationships and skills I hope to develop through the Liberty Honors Program. Covey’s fourth habit, think win-win, is all about interacting with others. This habit is particularly important to me because I have grown up in a household of
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