I remember My grandma’s favorite story was
about how everything cost two cents when she was
young. But now, everything constantly got more expensive.
And it was all because of the government. These uneducated pigs didn’t know how to
control prices. And when I was privileged enough to hear this
story, her complaining would last for hours and hours. And that’s exactly what reactive people do.
They always focus on the things that they cannot control.
It’s not possible that a concept like inflation would exist.
And if it did, it’s impossible that they wouldn’t know about it! On the other hand, proactive people realize,
Look, even if my complaining were completely objective,
it doesn’t help me. So I’m going to focus on what I can control. If a proactive person owns a business where
he sells a product, instead of focusing on how people these days
don’t appreciate good products anymore, and how the government has horrible regulations,
he focuses on, “How can I improve my product, so my customers
can’t live without it?” Do you realize how much responsibility,
how much dedication, how much hard work
comes along with asking that question? And what do you think our effort-minimizing
brain is going to pick as default? And that is exactly why most people focus
on the things that they cannot control, rather than focusing on the things that they
can. Habit number 1 is: be proactive. Now imagine you’re at a funeral,
but this one’s different from all the funerals you’ve ever been to.
You’re standing over the casket and you see yourself.
What do you have to say about yourself? This is one of the most powerful questions
you could ask. Are you doing the things in your life,
which are aligned with what you want to be able to say?
Do you want to say that you were a good spouse? If that’s the case,
how does coming home and instantly being negative towards your spouse affect that?
Do you want to be remembered as a person who added value to society?
If that’s the case, are you doing the things that will allow you
to say that, or are you scared of failure and choose comfortable
mediocrity instead? Almost every one of us will have to readjust
how we live when we ask that question. Habit number 2 is: begin with the end in mind. Now if I were to ask you,
“What are the most important things to you?” The most common answers I would get would
be either your wellbeing,
or your relationships—your family, your spouse, your children.
You would never ever say, “Organizing papers or watching TV…”
But how many of us spend more time organizing papers and watching TV,
than planning our nutrition and going to the gym,
or cultivating a healthy family environment? There’s a horrible disconnect between what
we say and how we actually allocate our time. Habit number 3 is: put first things first. Now imagine you’re an author, and I’m
an author. And We both write interesting books,
and we both have access to an audience of about a 100,000 people.
I read your book and I love it. So I decide to share it with my audience.
And as a result, you now have 1,000s of people buying your
book and reading your ideas. You see this and think, “Who is this guy?
Let me take a look at his book.” You start reading my book and think I have
ideas that are valuable. So you decide to share it with your audience.
And as a result, I now have 1,000s of people buying my book
and reading my ideas. Notice how different this is from my creating
a little creepy Amazon account, finding your book and leaving a bad review,
hoping that this will deter a few people from buying your book,
which will in turn somehow get them to buy my book. Habit number 4 is: think win-win.
Stop thinking of everything as a zero-sum game.
For you to win, another person does not have to lose. Something I want my viewers to do is to subscribe
to my channel, but you will never hear me say,
“Well, I worked really hard guys. I dedicated so many hours to this.
Please subscribe.” Look, who cares if I worked hard?
Who cares if I’ve spent days creating this video?
The real questions are, does it offer value to you?
And Why should you dedicate your time to subscribing, when you could be doing anything else that
you want? Habit number 5 is something that I try to
use every single day, with every interaction that I have,
and with every comment that I reply to, and it is this: seek first to understand,
then to be understood. Now imagine there are two people,
and a tree with five apples on it. They are both too short to reach the apples,
but if one of them sits on the other’s shoulders, he can reach all five of the apples.
This is called synergy. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Now I’ll be the first to admit that you
can’t achieve this with everyone, but you should always be looking for opportunities
to create synergy. With every synergistic opportunity you create,
you can gather many more apples than you otherwise would by yourself. Habit number 6 is: Synergize. A man has been trying to cut down a tree for
hours. And after a while his neighbor can’t take
it anymore, goes over and says,
“You know, if you sharpen the saw, you’ll be able to cut it down faster.”
And the man replies, “But, sharpening the saw is going to take
time.” Now we might laugh at this story, but we do
the same thing all the time. We can’t find 30 minutes a day, 4 times
a week to go to the gym. Our health deteriorates to a point,
where we’re physically incapable of being effective.
We can’t read a book for 15 minutes a day and mentally stimulate ourselves.
No! These things take too much time! And then we have the audacity to ask for little
tips and tricks on how to be effective. It’s like telling your engineer,
“Don’t worry about the foundation, where can we get the magic bricks that will
float in the air?” Habit number 7 is: sharpen the saw. And these are the 7 habits of highly effective
people by Stephen Covey.


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    DeGra FIFA Gaming

    Excellent video… I love the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People book.. I am combining what I learned from this book with what I am learning on this book: ​@t to improve my results and reach success… 🔥✔

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    Colin Rafter

    LOVE this! It would be amazing if you could provide the final drawing showing all 7 habits as a pdf download!
    I'd love to print that out and put it on my wall

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    Jamaal Khrushchev

    I read F.U Money by Dan Lok Challenged me to Invest Money and allow your assets to fund the lavish lifestyle you want. Ever heard of WinxInvest?

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    Makan ala Dave

    HI This is definetly awesome video….THX for made it.
    HOWEVER, do u got complaint from the author about copy rights?? do u always asks their permission or just made the videos? does your animation will be violated coz of copyrights things?thx

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    Sharpen the Saw👍
    know more..
    in HINDI…7 habits of highly effective people summary

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    Miguel Castillo12271227

    I love this video it speaks to me cauae there are alot of facts that i also need to do in my life.i appreciate you so much

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    Eureka L

    2。Have you read The Organized Mind written by Daniel Levitin? Guess I am not the only one working on it;

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    Eureka L

    2. Have you read The Organized Mind written by Daniel J. Levitin? Guess I am not the only one working on it.

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    Thịnh Vương Bảo

    Thank you for your work. I truly appreciate it, it helps me slowly figure out what I have done wrong in my life, and start to improve it 🙂

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    wow I just put this on out of interest while I was filing my schoolwork, but it actually had really useful tips! And more than that, the tips were well demonstrated with examples and allegories. Great job!

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    Gideon Zweijtzer

    Excellent summary! Personally, habit 5 has done a lot for me… it is a lot more profound and meaningful than the example you give here. In particular, the example you depict here is rather anonymous, almost shallow. This habit is very powerful in established relationships.

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    Robby Wijaya

    1. Proactive

    2. Start with the end in mind

    3. Put first thing first

    4. Think win-win

    5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood

    6. Synergize

    7. Sharpen the saw

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    soumitri chakraborty

    Can you please do a video on the technical bits. Like exactly which web-camera, microphone detail, video making software, audio software, final editing software you use?

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    TPM 2019

    One of the most influential books in my life and my favorite quote is, "You can't talk your way out of a problem you behaved your way into!"

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    Dan Morales

    I loved this book in the 90s. It changed my life and shaped my life habits. I can truly say I wouldn't change much looking back over the last 20 or 30 years. This video you created is fabulous and probably the best one you've done (IMO)! I share it with so many people and send them to this video as people come to me asking for advice or guidance. Thanks for the investment of creating this short, informative, and engaging video.

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    Nick Henkes

    Awesome video man, it offers great value and makes you rethink your actions and behaviour!
    I bought the book a little while ago and i haven't start reading it because i am reading How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie first, But your video definetly makes me want to read this book right after 🙂

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    Ammar Tefera

    1. Proactive
    2. First things first
    3. Think win-win
    4. Begin with the end in mind
    5. Seek first to understand then learn to be understood
    6. Synergize
    7. Sharpen the saw

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    william goodnight

    Love this video it's actually using habit 1,2,3and 4 OK all of them. I love habits 4and 5 which in reality you could call SPREAD THE JOY

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    Thank you for this, I red this book already but it feels good to be reminded in a short amount of time what re the basics you must implement in your life. Great work my friend

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    David Zas

    this is all obvious and easier said than done but people need to be held accountable. If you're single and working a lot of hours, it's hard to take control

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    Marsha Creary

    I love the fact that this book addresses how we deal with crisis and the hamster wheel of cyclical crisis by focusing more attention on quadrant II in the management matrix. Quadrant II provides specifics about how and where to be proactive and avoid consistently wasting time while putting out fires in Quadrant I (How many people spend their entire lives in Quadrant I?). By utilizing this action plan, you can avoid burnout that most people experience
    Thank you for posting

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    Gautam kumar

    thank s. it was so great life look it days boy day it me lifestyle but folo any slfe work on poss but tow hear Sund it minds it set of works it books it coolges but anyway people's why you don't

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