The Third Habit (7 Habits of highly effective people)
Posted on May 25, 2017
Along with ”Be Proactive and Begin with an end in mind”, there is a third habit which most of the effective people possess. It is – Put First Things First
Many of us have things to do on daily basis and we prioritize them based on our priority. But in reality, we have to schedule based on their priority which many effective people does. It’s not what’s our priority but it’s what the priority of the things- the importance of the things. So, always do the things that are important rather than the things that you want to do but are less important.
The ability to manage well doesn’t make much difference if we are not even in the right jungle. Effective management is putting first things first while leadership decides what first things are.
Do you know what is the key reason of a successful person?
The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don’t like to do.
Management is discipline, carrying it out. The challenge is not to manage time but to manage ourselves. Effective people are not problem-minded, they are opportunity minded.
Satisfaction is a function of expectations as well as realization. Frustration is a function of our expectations and expectations are often a reflection of the social mirror rather than our own values and priorities. 80% of the results flow out of 20% of the activities.
Trust is the highest form of human motivation.
A successful person always has a learning attitude. They learn from everyone, everything and every time. Let people learn from your mistakes or the mistake of others. Point out the potential failure paths what not to do but don’t tell them what to do.