Discuss about the Personal Response To Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People.
While reading the book, I feel bad about the person that despite being a successful person, he is having such a troubled life. I have felt the pain of that person. I have realized that if I fail to maintain the balance between my personal and professional life, then it is not possible for me to lead a happy and peaceful life.Besides, lack of balance between work life will create communication gap in my family life, thereby ruining the relationships with my near and dear ones. If I am unable to maintain the work-life balance, I will become frustrated and depressed, thereby negatively affecting my performance within the premises of the organization. In other words, I would fail to deliver my best performance within the working environment of my workstation. Therefore, I have realized that it is required for me to maintain a balance between personal and professional life. I would like to share that Covey’s principles has taught me how to become a proactive person. After reading the I have learnt that work-life balance helps me to lead a family life successfully that will act as a motivation to perform well in the professional life. I completely agree that I am a proactive person by nature. Being a proactive person, I was able to understand the issues that I have to face if I fail to take out time for my personal life from my hectic work schedule. After reading the book, I become knowledgeable of the fact that sometime for my near and dear ones and spend quality with them.
Being a proactive person, I have identified these issues related to work-life balance and taken actions accordingly. Therefore, I can share that I have achieved my goal of maintaining a perfect balance between professional life and personal life to some extent. Thus, I can share that by applying Covey’s first principle, I was able tackle my busy work schedule to some extent. While I was reading the book, I became aware that proactive approach has enhanced my problems-solving skills in my personal life and professional life. I have learnt that it is necessary to select the behavior instead of putting the blame on others or the external environment. I can share that proactive approach has helped me to grow both professionally and personally. I can share the fact that proactive approach has made me a responsible person. I am a proactive person who know how how to lead a life and for that what actions I have to choose in order to achieve my goals. I have understood that it is very important to anticipate the issues based so that is possible for me to find out possible solutions. I have also learnt that proactive approach emphasizes on giving the best in any situation. I also try my best to deal any critical situation. Being a proactive person, I always plan for the future. As a proactive person, I can share that I do not need much detailed instructions.
I am capable of anticipating the problems that might occur in my professional life and I make plans for overcome these professional issues. Being a proactive person, I control my life. After reading Covey’s book, I have become aware of the fact I should use my imaginative power in order to develop the visions and I should use my conscience for deciding what are the values that will guide me to achieve my vision. In this context, it can be stated that I need to identify my values before setting goals in the personal and the professional life.
I learnt that this identification of values has aided me to use my imagination power effectively and I can meet my goals easily. In this context, I can share that self-awareness plays a vital role in reaching one’s goal in both personal as well as professional life. I completely agree with Covey’s principle, where it is clearly stated that there should a constant effort to achieve the desired goals. In order to achieve my dreams, I always try to give my best.
I am aware of my dreams and I make plans to achieve the targets. After reading the book, I become knowledgeable of the fact prioritization is necessary for becoming successful in life. I can share that this book has taught me how prioritization affects one’s personal and professional life. I have to work on my priorities otherwise I would not be able to meet by goals in personal as well as professional life. I have to set my priorities both in my personal as well as professional life. My priority is to lead a healthy, happy and successful life. My priority is to be the top performer in the organization. My priority is to lead a peaceful life. In this context, I can say that I have to focus on my goals in order to achieve success in my personal and professional career. While reading the book, I can have understood that it is very important to know what things are significant in life and what things are not significant in life. By applying Covey’s principles, I am capable of identifying what things are most important to me and what things are not so important in my life. It has been observed that a healthy and peaceful life are most important things of my life rather than focusing on how to lead a luxurious life.
Every time, I read the book, I get the opportunity to learn new things about life. After reading the book, I learnt that identification of the center will become our security along with guidance. I have gained knowledge that identification of the center will become my wisdom as well as power. Following Covey’s principle, I have listed three objectives for attaining my desired success in my life. My goal is to meet company’s goals in my workplace. My goal is to get better employment opportunities. My third goal is to spend quality time with my members of family, relatives as well as close associates. This approach has helped me to improve my personal life along with professional life. From my personal experience, I want to change the attitude of the employees towards their work. I have to change my leadership style and I have to be a little strict when it comes to treating my employees. I have to make the training sessions more interesting. I have to include seminars and conferences along with training sessions where these employees will be involved and they will be allowed to share their opinions in front of others without any hesitation. Besides, I have to undertake initiatives of incorporating feedbacks within the workflow of the respective organization. However, I have understood that this approach would help me to gain viewpoints of employees regarding the effectiveness of the training sessions. Moreover, I can decide what measures to be undertaken for making training sessions more innovative and interesting. In this way, I think that I will be able to manage my employees. I believe in proactive approach rather than reactive approach. I have the ability to anticipate the issues and undertake certain solutions.
I do agree with win-win principles of Covey. I have realized that it will help to perform better in my workplace as win-win is the frame of mind which constantly searchers for mutual benefits in human communication. I have realized that agreements in the workplace are mutually satisfying as well as beneficial. I have realise that communication is necessary for working collaboratively and coordinately. I have understood communication will help to improve my relationship with co-workers that will help the team to perform better thereby improving the productivity of the organization. I can expect promotions from my organization.
I can relate myself with the person who shares a bitter relationship with his wife. I believe there is communication gap between the person and the wife. Sometimes, I also face similar issues with my family members which makes me sad and disappointed. Similarly, I face communication issues with my colleagues which adversely effects on my performance at the workplace. Therefore, I want to bring change to my current situation. I should use empathetic listening while other individuals are sharing their viewpoints in front of me. I want to initiate an open conversation with my colleagues in order to understand their problems. I have understood that this open conversation will make them comfortable enough to reciprocate to my empathetic listening and this approach will improve my communication skills. I have realized that effective communication will increase my problem-solving skills. I should show empathy when my close ones will share their problems to me. I would start an open conversation with them where the individuals will feel free to share their thoughts without any hesitation. Every time, I read the book, I feel that these principles acts as a guide in my life.
From the book , I have gained knowledge that certain principles are responsible for succeeding in personal along with professional life. I have gained knowledge that some principles such as fidelity, integrity and simplicity enables a person to become successful in life. I completely agree with this principle because I have become successful in my personal along with professional life. I have understood that staying humble is the foundation of the success. Besides, I have shown my patience level until I achieve my goal of leading a peaceful life and a luxurious life. My positive mentality has helped me a lot to win trusts and confidence of my team members. My positive mental attitude has aided me to grow both personally and professionally. I was able to fight against all odds due to my positive mental attitude. In other words, positive mental attitude has increased my confidence level and enhanced my professional skills. Therefore, application of Covey’s principle has made an improvement in my professional as well as personal life. While reading the book, I have realized the fact that if some space can be created, it is possible for a person to evaluate the options with the help of rational thinking. I have used my logical reasoning power to assess the options. In other words, I can share that it is possible to select fruitful responses if there is some gap that lies between the stimulus and the response.
From my personal experience, I can share that initially I need to understood what people are saying, before I offer my valuable suggestions to anybody. In other words, I have learnt that active listening would help to offer advises to others. I have applied this principle in my personal and professional life. I have used my active listening skills to solve other’s problems. I agreed or disagreed to what other individuals has shared in front of me. After that I had evaluated their perspectives and then I had offered my suggestions to them. I have combined all the strengths of my team in order to meet the objectives of the team as well as the objectives of the company. It becomes easier to meet objectives, if I can combine the strengths of my employees to fulfil the goals as well as objectives of the business firms, which is impossible to achieve without the cooperation of team members.
Every time, I read this book, I got a new outlook about the life. In this way, I become successful both in my personal life along with professional life. After reading the book, I got to know that some time should be spent in order to renew myself physically as well as mentally. I have given some time to myself for renewing physically along with mentally. In this regard, I can share that I have spent some time for renewing socially as well as spiritually. Therefore, I can share that awareness on all the principle is necessary for achieving success in the personal as well as professional life. I need to inspire other