Foundations of the 7 Habits

7 Habits for Highly Successful People

Habit 1: Be Proactive - We learn to take full responsibility for ourselves and to avoid the negativity of being reactive. Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind - We think beyond the present to consider the implications of our actions into the future. We encourage goal-setting and advance planning. We write and adhere to personal and classroom mission statements. Habit 3: Put First Things First - We endeavour to set proper priorities, make wise choices, and keep a positive perspective. Our "first things" should never be at the mercy of second or third priority items. This habit requires time management, planning and putting our mission into action. Habit 4:Think Win-Win - We try to exercise both courage and consideration as we seek mutual benefit. While I cannot always achieve a win-win situation, I can always think win-win. Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood - We practice empathic listening where we try to listen for understanding rather than to formulate our own response. This is a skill that requires sensitivity to others, empathy, and leads to great understanding and improved relationships. Habit 6: Synergize - We choose to collaborate in order to achieve results that simply cannot be found on our own. Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw - We renew ourselves each day: Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual.