The author of the book is Stephen R. Covey. The 7 habits are:
HABIT 1: BE PROACTIVE
HABIT 2: BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND
HABIT 3: PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST
HABIT 4: THINK WIN-WIN
HABIT 5: SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD
HABIT 6: SYNERGIZE
HABIT 7: SHARPEN THE SAW
PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST: Sometimes, there will not just one thing we have to deal with, many assignments or tasks often come together which we may feel overwhelmed. However, I always put the most important assignment be the first priority that when I finish doing it, I will leave time to complete the other tasks. I will not feel so stressed because I know which thing is the first thing I have to do. A good time management skill helps me a lot to handle them well.
SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD: Communication plays a very important role in my life. When I study in college, teamwork and group discussion require tremendous communications that I prefer to be the person who finishes listening to others’ opinions with my respect and attention, then to state my own opinion. I truly listen to them carefully and not pretend I am listening to them because I know everyone’s opinion is valuable, I may get inspiration from it, I may learn something from it.
SHARPEN THE SAW: If I always focus on the work, my life will be imbalanced due to the lack of good health, social networking, and spirit. Without good health, how could I proceed to go to work? Social networking is necessary, the more interaction I have with the other people, the more opportunities I may have no matter in finding jobs or getting help, or even having fun with friends in shopping. I like listening to music and watching movies to maintain good mental health. Only with all the four aspects I have mentioned above, can I have a balanced life that I will be more successful in the future.
Now, I am studying in Centennial College, all of the 7 habits are really beneficial that I am going to be more proactive and I will use them to make life balanced. If I make a mistake, I will not blame the other people, I will find the problems where they occurred and make the things better. I plan to participate in the college gym in order to have good health and release my stress. I realize that time management is indispensable in the busy college life; I utilize it to get my work well done.
When I have a job, I will apply the teamwork and communication skills to my workplace. I show my respect to my colleagues when I have a conversation with them or we have a teamwork project to do. When I feel stressed, I listen to music, I watch movies. Always keeping proactive will make me overcome the obstacles easily rather than staying there blaming it results from the uncontrolled conditions.