Response to Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
I am lucky to have chance to read and learn the book of Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which is about an approach to personal and interpersonal effectiveness that includes principle-centered, character based and “Inside out”. According to critical analysis and demonstrate, the author tries to help people to find and cultivate maximum human effectiveness especial for an effective leader who wants to lead and take shape a wining organizations. Firstly, Covey explains the definition of habit that is the intersection of knowledge, skill and desire and 7 habits need to be paid more attention. As the writer’s said “7 habits move us progressively on a continuum form dependence to independence to interdependence.” In the meanwhile, different habit cope with different aspect and habit 1, 2 and 3 are collectively referred to as private victory and habit 4, 5 and 6 concern on public victory that deal with teamwork cooperation and communication. The last one is the habit of continuous improvement. In the following content, I am going to introduce the influence on me for each habit and how to apply them to my real social life.
Habit 1: Be Proactive
According to the analysis of Covey, he points out that habit 1 actually is the ability of control and initiative, which human beings can manage specific environment rather than dominate by it. I have same feeling to his opinion as there are many kinds of circumstances to be met in people’s annual life and have different self-determination, choice and the power to decide response to stimulus, conditions and circumstances. Furthermore, I really appreciate what he has said that although real environment may not be controlled by people, they can decide how to response and use specific environment and they live by the “principles of personal vision.” For...