The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen R. CoveyIn his first major work since The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey presents a practical and philosophical guide to solving the problems--large and small, mundane and extraordinary―that confront all families and strong communities. By offering revealing anecdotes about ordinary people as well as helpful suggestions about changing everyday behavior, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families shows how and why to have family meetings, the importance of keeping promises, how to balance individual and family needs, and how to move from dependence to interdependence. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families is an invaluable guidebook to the welfare of families everywhere.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Habit #1: Be Proactive
7 Habits of Highly Effective People Summary
In his 1 bestseller, Stephen R. Covey presented a framework for personal effectiveness. The following is a summary of the first part of his book, concluding with a list of the seven habits. While working on his doctorate in the 's, Stephen R. Covey reviewed years of literature on success. He noticed that since the 's, success writings have focused on solutions to specific problems. In some cases such tactical advice may have been effective, but only for immediate issues and not for the long-term, underlying ones.
Be Proactive is about taking responsibility for your life. They know they choose their behavior. Reactive people, on the other hand, are often affected by their physical environment. They find external sources to blame for their behavior. Between the stimulus and the response is your greatest power—you have the freedom to choose your response.