Use a mindfulness/meditation program to increase effectiveness.
Covey quotes Martin Luther King, who said, “I have so much to do today, I’ll need to spend another hour on my knees.” Prayer was his spiritual practice and not something that he had to do, but something that he wanted to do because he knew it would give him the inner strength, peace, and stillness needed to deal with the demands of his day.
We know when we are in the presence of someone who has this inner peace, strength, and stillness. They are grounded in stature and resonant in speech. They are quietly powerful and have the ability to take time with people and situations—all the hallmarks of a proactive person. Taking the time for a spiritual practice will give you harmony, which in turn will bring harmonious conditions and relationships with others.