Answer: Covey lays absolute stress on WO/MAN and not its Creator(S), and that’s the sole reason, friends!
Hi, friends, now let’s briefly describe Covey’s 7 habits:
Habit 1. Be proactive,and not reactive
Don’t shed gallons of tears for something (e. g. inflation, poverty, global warming, etc.) that’s beyond your control. Rather concentrate more on you and what can you do to manage the unforeseen situations in a meaningful way.
Habit 2. Begin with the end in mind
Ask yourself, what I’m doing with my life? Am I doing something that adds some kind of values to society we live in. Or simply we live for hoarding money and all… Shock yourself with questions like, Am I a good parent, a good individual? And think of the end that your beginning oneday leads you to. (e.g. drink and smoke and suffer in old age, or eat good and exercise and pass the old days apeace) Choice is yours!
Habit 3. Put first things first
Ask yourself, What do I love more? family, children, friends, walking, or watching t.v, facebooking, organising papers. And see we always tend to spend more time with the things of our secondary choice, neglecting the primary ones.
Habit 4. Think win win
We don’t need competition. We need cooperation. Do something good, and share your ideas so that other can also benefited. For your win, I must not have to lose. It’s all win win game. Bring a change in your mental landscape, and see the wonders.
Habit 5. First understand, and then to be understood
Who cares for you? Who cares for what you doing? The question is, does it offer value to society. That’s the question. Nobody bothers, and people don’t have time to think about you. First listen and understand, and then you may be understood. In India, everybody from prime minister to peon is shouting and hallooing. Who cares?
Habit 6. Synergy
Simply put, what you cannot achieve alone, can be achieved by a team of dedicated souls. You need help from people around you to succeed in life, and in turn they also need you. Together we can make possible the impossible.
Habit 7. Sharpen the saw
There is the wonderful story. A woodcutter cuts a trees with a blunt saw. He spends hours after hours, but the tree has no desire to fall. Then a passerby asks the woodcutter to sharp his saw. The woodcutter says, “It takes time.”
Yes, it takes time to exercise, and takes nothing to spend a whole day or week or month in a doctor’s chamber, nursing home or hospital.
Yes, it takes time to read a good book, than to waste days and weeks preparing a boring and mechanical, and methodical keynote address for international seminars.
And the 7 habits are far far remove from Norman Vincent Peale’s Courage and Confidence. In Peale God is all, and in Covey Woman/ Man alone strives her/ his destiny
Have happy and nice reading!