Books - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey
Finally, the seventh habit is one of renewal and continual improvement, that is, of building one's personal production capability. To be effective, one must find the proper balance between actually producing and improving one's capability to produce. Covey illustrates this point with the fable of the goose and the golden egg.
Books: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People ® Stephen R
In The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey sets out a seven-part model for effective performance in business and personal life. To compress his entire framework into three paragraphs doesn't do it justice, but for the sake of economy we'll try anyway!
The first habit of highly effective people is proactivity. Proactive people are driven by values that are independent of the weather or how people treat them. Gandhi said, "They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them." Our response to what happened to us affects us more than what actually happened. We can choose to use difficult situations to build our character and develop the ability to better handle such situations in the future.