Oct 12, 2020
I was reading a book by Stephen Covey, and I am totally impressed by the seven habits he mentioned for happiness and success in life.
This is the second part which explains the last three rules to follow in life for happiness, positivity and success no matter what circumstance you are going through.
"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey:
5. Seek first to understand and then to be understood
It is very important to be a good listener and understand others. If you try to understand a person more and more, you would start trusting that person more.
This would make the bond amongst true people even stronger. While communicating with others its very important to understand their view, understand their perspective and let them talk about their issues.
This is about principle centered leadership. One should be able to combine and coordinate the activity in order to produce a greater joint effort. It tells us that “the more the merrier”. It is very important to value the opinions, ideas, differences people may have in a group while doing any group activity, or in any teamwork. One should have a very crystal-clear communication with his/her teammates in order to achieve synergy, in order to gain trust and balance out everything.
7. Sharpen the saw
It’s about renewing the four dimensions of nature; physical, mental, spiritual and emotional. The physical dimension deals with taking enough care of your body, like eating right, working out, getting enough rest and relaxation. The mental dimension is about shaping up our knowledge by reading, getting in touch with people, discussing on different topics. My personal ongoing plan to stay relevant as technology changes as the decades pass by is to stay updated about the upcoming news, technologies, discoveries, inventions etc. I feel that I can stay updated all the time about new things by reading newspaper everyday in the morning. I even like to explore new software and tools in my field for my mental dimension.
In terms of physical dimension, I try to take care of physical health by eating healthy food and working out everyday no matter what.
2020 - Fall - Issue 6