The Seven Habits Made Easy
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 2) Habit 1: Be Proactive. With Habit 1, we learn to make things happen instead of reacting after they happen. We learn to act more than react. We learn to control a situation instead of letting a situation control us. Now this may sound simple,... Read more
The Seven Habits Made Easy
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 3) Habit 3: Put First Things First. According to Dr. Covey, Habit 1 means you are in charge as a creator, creating ideas and actions. Habit 2, then, is your mental creation. With Habit 2, you mentally create and imagine the end and the goal.... Read more
The Seven Habits Made Easy
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 4) Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then to Be Understood. Habit 5 is about good communication. We usually think that good communicators are good speakers or writers. But Habit 5 says that good communicators are good listeners. (And good writers are good readers.) They... Read more
The Seven Habits Made Easy
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 5) Habit 6: Synergize. Synergy is about working together. It is a special kind of cooperation. Habit 6 says, “Two heads are better than one.” But it is more than that. For example, after a school lunch, student workers need to wash 1,000 plates. One... Read more
The Seven Habits Made Easy
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 6) Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw. Habit 7 is about improving ourselves. We use a saw to cut wood, but if it is not sharp, the wood will be hard to cut. But if the saw is sharp, cutting wood becomes easier. In this sense,... Read more
The Seven Habits Made Easy
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 7) Here are some suggestions to working on the Seven Habits. Habit 1: Be Proactive. List 3 areas in your life where you feel you are not in control. For each one, write suggestions for getting more control. For example, “I’m not waking up on... Read more