The “Habit 6” and “Habit 7” sections from Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 habits of Highly Effective People were very informative and interesting. “Habit 7: Synergize” was about communicating and working well with others to achieve higher goals. Covey said “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Synergy focuses on win/win relationships, at my internship I now focus more on collaborative problem solving skills. These more collaborative problem solving skills have lead to greater ideas and achievements. As covey talked about 1 plus 1 can equal more then 2, you can achieve much more when working well with others.
This habit has led me to realize how important it is to attain synergistic relationships. In my future I will now focus on attaining synergistic relationships with others through effective communication and collaboration. Focusing on creating these relationships will guarantee win/win relationships and higher levels of output (happiness, money, ect). Constantly creating synergistic relationships will also add great value to my future career. This will add great value by creating better relationships which will yield greater productivity.
“Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw” was essentially about keeping yourself physically and mentally fit. Covey started off talking about a man having problems sawing down a tree. The man said it was taking forever, but would not take time to sharpen the blade. You need to keep yourself fit by exercising and stimulating your brain. Keeping your self fit is essential in sustaining fulfilling and productive life.
This habit has caused me to rethink the way I have been living. It has greatly challenged me to change my activities on a day to day basis. I was not taking care of myself as well as I should have. I was eating healthy and lifting weights but I was not doing any cardiovascular activates or reading very much. In the past I often wondered why I was tired all the time. I now go for bike rides...