The Coates Perspective for May 3, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
Making Good Habits
There are two kinds of habits: the good ones and the bad ones. If we become enslaved to the bad ones, we will never taste success. On the other hand, if we become slaves of the good habits our potential for success is unlimited.
It was writer Steven Covey who wrote the game-changing book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. He helped many leaders to sharpen their leadership skills by learning to implement his seven habits. You may recall some of them. Here are all seven:
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
It is crucial for us to create some good habits. Why?
“Sow a thought, and you reap an act;
Sow an act, and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit, and you reap a character;
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.”
Here at Coates and Associates we love helping leaders and their organizations learn how to implement good habits. If you need help working through the process consider using the resources at Coates and Associates, Inc. We would consider it an honor to visit with you about developing a process forward.