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THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE Brought to you by FlyHeart In the last analysis, as Marilyn Ferguson observed, "No one can persuade another to change. Each

of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of

another, either by argument or by emotional appeal.

If you decide to open your "gate of change" to really understand and live the principles embodied in the Seven Habits, I feel comfortable in assuring you several positive things will happen.

First, your growth with be evolutionary, but the net effect will be revolutionary. Would you not

agree that the P/PC Balance principle alone, if fully lived, would transform most individuals and


The net effect of opening the "gate of change" to the first three habits -- the habits of Private Victory

-- will be significantly increased self-confidence. You will come to know yourself in a deeper, more

meaningful way -- your nature, your deepest values and your unique contribution capacity. As you

live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others. "Wrong" and "right" will have little to do with being found out.

Ironically, you'll find that as you care less about what others think of you; you will care more about

what others think of themselves and their worlds, including their relationship with you. You'll no

longer build your emotional life on other people's weaknesses. In addition, you'll find it easier and

more desirable to change because there is something -- some core deep within -- that is essentially


As you open yourself to the next three habits -- the habits of Public Victory -- you will discover and

unleash both the desire and the resources to heal and rebuild important relationships that have

deteriorated, or even broken. Good relationships will improve -- become deeper, more solid, more

creative, and more adventuresome.

The seventh habit, if deeply internalized, will renew the first six and will make you truly

independent and capable of effective interdependence. Through it, you can charge your own batteries.

Whatever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old

patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of effectiveness, happiness, and

trust-based relationships.

With genuine caring, I encourage you to open the gate of change and growth as you study these

habits. Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it's holy ground. There's no greater


It's obviously not a quick fix. But I assure you, you will feel benefits and see immediate payoffs

that will be encouraging. In the words of Thomas Paine, "That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only which gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods."



Date: 2015-02-03; view: 498

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