7 Habits Reflection
After learning the 7 habits of highly effective teen of the famous author, Sean Covey, from reading the book, doing presentation, and as well as watching its video that interpret directly by Sean covey, I have learned clearly about how to process my whole life to become success person that start to set up my own principle of 7 habit and then practice it daily. It guided me why do I have to set up principle and what is the principle of my life?
Principles are the center that put all areas of life in perspective.
There are no time can change the principle. Program changes, Practice change, Principle do not change. It means that when you set up my principle and then my principle will lead me in my whole life from day to day and it not change even though you met the bad storm of your life such as the studying problem, family situation, poor economic, gender bias, and many and many issues that always stay around you and if you don’t have clear principle, those storm will throw your life into their way that you will become the person just live and follow the bad storm life you met, but you have clear principle, your principle will push you from the bad happened to you and lead you to the what you set up first.
Setting the bad principle it will lead you into the bad life, but setting the good 7 habit principle, it will lead you to be a good successful person.
What is the 7 habits principle? 7 habits principle is the principle that you have set up with 7 habits and then it will lead you in the whole life. 7 habits will you to what goal you expect to, how to develop you to be better, and how to become more effective. As the one quote said “Sow a thought, reap an action; Sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow the character, reap a destiny.”
Habit has the three intersections, the
first, Knowledge, the component that told us what and why to do it, the second, Skill, it the practical part how to do it, and the last one, Desire, how motivate, want to do it. The 7 habits principles start from:
The first habit, Be proactive, it mean that your life is the product of your value not your feeling, your life or organization life is product of your decision not your condition. The opposite of proactive is reactive that mean your life is the function of feeling. Proactive persons who respond and consider what they are doing. For example, when you failed your exam or you get low grade, proactive person considered that how and why they achieved and they figure out the mistake and solve it.
It from I don’t study hard, smart, or other, but reactive person, they just blame that it is because of teacher, or friend, or times that make them got this result. Reactive never and never take responsibility on the actions that they have done. Proactive is the first basic habit that breaks to catch up other next habits.
The second habit is begin with the end in mind. It means all things are created twice – you get a metal image, a picture, or where you want end up in the meeting, in the relationship, in your whole life. The opposite of begin with the end in mind is begin with no end in mind that mean you don’t know where to end and you don’t know what are doing. This habit is the principle of vision, and purpose.
It show you what the goal of your life and what is your personal statement in your life. It is the sign or pathway that you must walk to get success like studying, doctor, engineer, or teacher. If you have no goal or you don’t know which or where you must end up in your life, it like paddling the boat without the map and you will be flowed by bad life air.
The third habit is put first things first. It is the second creation or physical creation. You decide what the first things were and commitment to keep them first. The opposite of put first things first is put second, third, or fourth things first. We must set the time schedule like time quadrants what is the important and urgent things like submit assignment tomorrow, we practice it first, Important and not urgent things like mild-term exam, we put it in the second.
Not important and urgent things like not important call phone, or meeting, we take in the third. Not important and not urgent things like watch TV, or play game so on, we put in the last. Put first things first give us the clear time schedule plan for your daily, monthly, yearly, and whole life activities.
The first three habits above is called private victory because it is victory over self, it is a soft control. It’s the habits start from you and control by yourself and those habits have lead us from dependence to independence.
The fourth habit is think win – win. It is an attitude toward life, a mental frame of mind that says I can win, and so can you. The opposite of think win – win is think win – lose that is you can get only you and never share to other.
This habit let have perspective to get together. For instance, you know the solution of math exercise and you teach this solution to your friend or your classmate and if you don’t know, so you must ask your friend or classmate to teach you. Think win – win is the culture of sharing what you have to other or societies and get what a new things from other or societies.
The fifth habit is seek first to understand than to be understood. Is mean you must understand first before you take action, judge, or reply any things. The opposite of this habit is seek first to talk, pretend to listen. Like teaching, you can teacher as long as you understood about the lesion clearly. If you don’t understand how can you teach others?
The sixth habit is synergize. It is the habit of cooperation. The principle of this habit is one plus one can equal three, four, ten, twenty, or a thousand. The opposite this habit is don’t cooperate. This habit let us to work together in teamwork to achieve the team goal even we come from different countries, race, politic, or religion perspectives.
Like football team, your whole team will win the match even you are the defender, you are the mild fielder, or you are center forward when you work together the defender try to defend, mild fielder try to serve for center forward to find the goals for the team to win the match. It’s not my goal or your goal, but it’s our team goals.
The second three habits are called publish victory because it effect on the others, it base on teamwork, cooperation, and communication and it lead us from independence to interdependence.
The last seventh habit is sharpen the saw. This renews ourselves regularly. It keep your personal self sharp so that you can be better deal with life through four dimension, brain ( learn the new skill and read the book so on), heart ( build relationship, keep promise, and be honest so on), body( do exercise, eat health food, sleep enough, and avoid alcohol and drug) , and soul (meditating, serving other, go for walks, and praying). The opposite of this habit is wear yourself out.
In brief, 7 habit habits principle is very the importance for people, especially tee or adult in studying age that sometime they just learn, live, or studying without planning or goal in their life and often they changed and flew from the bad storm life because they have no clear principle in their life. If you have principle, it like you have map that show you which way you must walk to get what you want in your life and it is the guide the told you when you are out of your way or your goal.
So student, especially university student must have their own principle in their studying as well as the future whole life by choose the right major you prefer and good at, study hard and smart, share and exchange with your classmates, friends, and communities, and check it regularly what level of you or which place you stand for. Without principle, you just live and follow the storm that occurred to you every time, every day.
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