The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Habit 1: Be Proactive Summary & Analysis

Stephen R. Covey
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Summary

Only man has self-awareness which is what makes him powerful over all things on earth and how we make important advancements. Self-awareness allows us to examine how we see ourselves. Without self-awareness we cannot understand others and our personal relationships are limited. The Social Mirror, or social paradigm, is the only vision we have of ourselves. It usually includes criticisms or observations we’ve heard about ourselves and bought into – “You’re always late!” or “You eat like a horse!” There are three social maps. Genetic determination translates as characteristics or traits you’ve inherited. Psychic determination refers to the impact your parents had on you. Environmental determination refers to the elements of your current life.

In addition to self-awareness humans have imagination, conscience and will. Being proactive means taking initiative. Highly effective people take responsibility; they don’t blame a situation...

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