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7 Habits of Highly Effective People

by Stephen R. Covey

If you want to know how to untangle the messy knot of your personal and professional problems, then this book is the one for you. Author Stephen R. Covey, an accomplished businessman himself, wrote this step-by-step guide for all those who want to better themselves and their lives, but don’t know where to start. It consists of 7 thoroughly explained habits that you can begin to cultivate at once so that you can become more effective in all areas of your life, whether personal, familial or professional.

Great ideas from this book


1. Watch and change your vocabulary.

2. Always make a list of pros and cons for doing or not doing things.

3. Focus only on things you can influence.

Life Mission

4. Create a mission statement and read it regularly.

5. Picture yourself three years from now and write a vision of yourself.

Prioritizing Skills

6. Prioritize important things over urgent ones.

7. Plan your week ahead so you have a clear focus on important tasks.

8. Delegate responsibilities, not tasks.

Active Listening

9. Actively listen to people and seek to understand emotions.

Energy Level

10. Renew your physical energy by doing exercises.


11. Renew your spiritual energy.

Mental Energy

12. Renew your mental energy.

Emotional Energy

13. Renew your emotional energy.