The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Habit 3: Put First Things First Summary & Analysis

Stephen R. Covey
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Summary

Habit 1 teaches that you are the creator and are in charge. Habit 2 is one’s first mental creation which is the result of the power of one’s imagination and the ability to see one’s potential and uniqueness. Habit 3 is the second creation or the fulfillment of your mental creation. Of course, Habit 3 is not possible without laying the groundwork in Habits 1 and 2. In addition to self-awareness, imagination and conscience, independent will is what ensures that your Circle of Influence is successful.

Our independent will is built upon our integrity and the value we perceive ourselves to have. Effective management requires “putting first things first.” Part of the effective management of the second creation is discipline. Successful people often do things that failures don’t like to do. In addition to being disciplined, one has to subordinate himself to...

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