7 Habits Begin with the End in Mind Essay

Live & Walk the 7-Habits Dorothy Chan September 2006 My Role Share the book titled “The 7-Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey Your Role A – Attend S – Study T – Teach A – Apply R – Review 1 Search under Amazon. com 2 1st September, 1923 Tokyo 2nd September Great Earth-quake All buildings collapsed, except the Imperial Hotel. Foundation Roots 3 What kind of person am I? Character & Personality ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Good Character Values and principles Honesty, integrity and hard-working Skills Life/learning Habits Communication Problem-solving ICT Foundation Roots Character Strive for virtue Quest for truth 1. List 3 good habits of yours. 2. List 3 not so good habits of yours. 6 You are not your habits You can make and break your habits. You need not be a victim of conditioning. In HKUGAC, we stress on “Respect and Trust” Inside-out CHARACTER BUILDING Principles and Values – Integrity (honesty) – Humility – Trustworthiness – Hard work – Simplicity, courage, patience and justice 7 The Law of Harvest Sow a thought, reap an action. Sow an action, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap a destiny. Habits express our character.

Dependence Independence Interdependence 8 Personal Victory Independence ?self mastery & self-discipline Dependence Personal Victory Independence 3. Put First Thing First Personal 2. Begin 1. Be Victory with End Proactive In Mind Dependence 9 Personal Victory self-mastery and self-discipline 1. Be Proactive 2. Begin with the End in Mind 3. Put First Thing First Personal Victory Interdependence Build deep, lasting, highly effective relationship with other people. Independence Dependence 10 Personal Victory Interdependence 5. Seek to Understand then to be Public Understood Victory 6.

Synergy 4. Think Win Win Independence Put First Things First Personal Victory Begin with End In Mind Be Proactive Dependence Public Victory – highly effective relationships with others 4. Think Win-Win 5. Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood 6. Synergy 11 Interdependence 5. Seek to Understand 6. Synergy then to be Public Understood Victory 4. Think Win Win Independence 3. Put First Thing First 1. Be Proactive Personal 2. Begin Victory with End In Mind Dependence 7. Sharpen the Saw – all round self-development Sharpen the Saw All round Self-Development Physically ¦ Spiritually ¦ Mentally ¦ Intellectually ¦ Socially 12 Be Proactive Begin with End in Mind Class Level ? Class Rules ? Annual Evaluation ? Personal Promises ? Personal Reflection Personal Level (teachers, students) First Things First — Quadrant II Urgent ? Crisis ? Pressing problems Important ? Deadline-driven projects ? Preparation for meeting ? Calls Not ? Mails Important ? Meetings ? Many pressing matters ? Social activities ? Interruptions Not Urgent ? Other preparation work ? Prevention ? Value building ? Planning ? Recreation ? Strengthening abilities ?

Trivia ? Busy work ? Certain phone calls ? Time wasters ? Activities for taking refuge ? Too much television 13 Emotional Bank Account Deposits ? Seek first to understand ? Keep promises Withdrawals ? Seek first to be understood ? Break promises ?Kindnesses, courtesies ? Unkindnesses, discourtesies ? Clarify expectations ? Loyalty to the absent ? Offer apologies ? Be open to feedback ? Violate expectations ? Disloyalty, duplicity ? Pride, conceit, arrogance ? Reject feedback 7 Habits at HKUGAC ___________________________ Name (Class) ___________________________ Date Page 1 14

Summary of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey Habit 1: Be Proactive Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind Habit 3: Put First Things First Habit 4: Think Win-win Habit 5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood Habit 6: Synergize Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Love yourself) All-round Development Public Victory Personal Victory Respect Deposits Emotional Bank Account Trust-Trustworthy Withdrawals 1. Seek First to Understand 2. Keep Promises 3. Kindnesses, Courtesies 4. Clarify Expectations 5. Loyalty to the Absent 6. Offer Apologies 7. Be Open to Feedback 1.

Seek First to be Understood 2. Break Promises 3. Unkindnesses, Discourtesies 4. Violate Expectations 5. Disloyalty, Duplicity 6. Pride, Conceit, Arrogance 7. Reject Feedback Teach someone Who:______________________ When:_____________________ Page 3 15 One situation where I can apply the 7 Habits Page 4 Try it out Page 5 16 Review 1. What was supposed to happen? 2. What actually happened? 3. Why the difference (if any)? 4. What did I learn? Page 6 Sharing my success Who:______________________ When:_____________________ Page 7 17 At the end of the rainbow, there is a pot of gold. 18