The author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is Stephen R Covey, and the 7 habits are:

  1. Be proactive
  2. Begin with the end in mind
  3. Put first things first
  4. Think win-win
  5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood
  6. Synergize
  7. Sharpen the saw

Number 1 – 3 deal with independence and self-mastery, 4 – 6 deal with interdependence, and 7 deals with self-renewal.


3 habits that I feel are in alignment with own personality/ traits are habit #4, think win-win. When dealing with my friends and peers I really strive for mutual respect between us, and I rather see everyone having fun instead of one individual enjoying it all. Habit #5; seek first to understand, then to be understood. Listening is one my greatest tools and I’m strongly influenced by my surroundings because if I can get to learn something new from someone else, that information can have a strong positive effect on me one day when I am decision making. Also habit #1,be proactive. I always believed that you will only get to where you want to be in life if you put the time and dedication. I have always taken initiative and responsibility into my actions, and I am very aware that the decisions I make in life will determine my future.

These habits will apply to my educational career here in college by improving my concentration level on my assignments and also help making me a more professional individual. All these habits have to deal with improving yourself, and I only think of good rewards coming from these habits if followed.

These habits can apply in the workplace by using them to make decisions among everyone working in the facility, so it can be a place of equality and respectfulness. These habits can have everything planned and organized accordingly. First you must master yourself as an individual (see what you have to offer), than the people around you (make everyone have a purpose). After that is completed you should be able to fully establish your situation with a purpose.

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