Improve Yourself and Become an Effective Person

This is a summary of the book 7 habits of highly effective people written by Stephen Covey. This book shows the 7 most important habits that everyone should cultivate to become an effective person. Let’s dive in So before talking about the first habit, I wish to bring to your attention a new state of mind. So before I read this book, I hardly ever had this super-awesome outlook on life. And in fact, it improved my thinking for good. How to react to things in life and influence others So when you’re in any position in life, you may choose to get reactive or proactive. But the fundamental idea is that by deciding to be proactive, you decide to increase your circle of influence. The simple truth is, there are things that you can control, and there are things you cannot directly control; such as the weather, where you were born. Things that you can control consist of how you react to it. This is the only thing you can control in life. If you react without thinking or you say a harsh word to your buddy, or you drink all night and live in self-indulgent after a long day, where you just become depressed when the weather is ominous, you are becoming a reactive person. You let the natural environment control you and you’re simply a person...

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