Efficiency is for Things, for People we desire Effectiveness

The writer Stephen R Covey in his book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, demonstrates that the way we perceive the world is most important thing to change ourselves and we can not do it in one day. For this, we have to redefine our character as we move upward on the success spiral. he enlisted seven habits that can be followed to become a more effective person in our life as well as for everyone.

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind

Habit 3: Put first thing first

Habit 4: Think win-win

Habit 5: Seek first to understand then to  be understood

Habit 6: Synergize

Habit 7: Sharpen the saw.

One statement he emphasis most is, “there is a gap or a space between stimulus and response, and the key to both our growth and happiness is how we use that space.” In Stephen’s word be proactive instead of reactive. In my word’s,

I am not defined by what happens to me but I am define by what happens because of me.

Most influencing thought in the book is, “efficiency is for things not for people.” In case of people, we must talk in term of effectiveness not efficiency, and it includes us too.

He tried to describe a length process of character building in a small book. According to him, if we develop character desire personality will automatically surface. In long run, I must say, this method is really going to be effective.

To eat the fruit we have to water the roots.

You can buy this book on Amazon but before that, you should know that if you want to complete the book in one go it will become very helpful for a good night sleep.


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