INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK
THE BOOK “THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY
EFFECTIVE PEOPLE” WAS WRITTEN BY STEVEN
IT WAS PUBLISHED IN THE YEAR 1989
MORE THAN 25 MILLION COPIES SOLD IN 38
WHAT IS AN HABIT ???
HABIT IS AN INTERSECTION OF KNOWLEDGE
SKILL AND DESIRE.
KNOWLEDGE IS A THEORETICAL PARADIGM OF
WHAT TO DO AND WHY TO DO.
SKILL IS HOW TO DO.
DESIRE IS THE MOTIVATION,THE WANT TO DO.
IN ORDER TO MAKE SOMETHING AS A HABIT WE
HAVE TO HAVE ALL THREE .
Here Covey introduces the first three habits intended
to take a person from dependence to independence, or
one’s ability to be self reliant. You must be able to win
your private or personal victories before you can start
on your public victories. If you start to win your public
victories first, how can you feel good about yourself
and still work on habits.
Here covey introduces the next four habits which are
intended to lead to interdependence , the ability to
align one’s needs and desires with those of other
people and create effective relationships.
The final habit which directs the reader to begin a
process of self-improvement.