A Reminder of Covey’s 7 Habits

I thought this would be a good time to review Covey’s 7 Habits:

  • Be proactive
  • Begin with the end in mind
  • Put first things first
  • Think win-win
  • Seek first to understand, then to be understood
  • Synergise: learn to work with others to the benefit of all parties
  • Sharpen the saw: keep yourself physically, mentally and spiritually refreshed through such things as exercise, reading, prayer and good works

The objective of these habits is to have you work out of Quadrant 2 instead of Quadrant 1, and to especially keep you out of Quadrant 4. My review of Covey’s 4 quadrants is here.

I think you will also find these Stephen Covey quotes useful and instructive.