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The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Fitness Programs. The solution to all of this are the 7 Habits of Highly Successful Fitness Programs. Discipline with some allowance for treats.

Simplicity – simple diet, simple workouts. Repetitiveness – do the same things over and over (ties in with habit). Commitment – know how important this is and commit. In 2004, the late Steven R. Covey published a blockbuster book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, that described exactly what the title promised: Habits highly effective people have in common.

Turns out, success is no different, as there are habits that separate successful fitness professionals from unsuccessful ones. This 7 Habits of Highly Effective People book summary will look at each of these habits and show you how to put them into action to become more successful in whatever you want to achieve. Habit 1: Be Proactive. The first and most fundamental habit of an effective person is to be proactive. Since habits are so powerful, it’s worth paying attention to the ones that are most effective.

Here are 18 effective habits of successful people, learn them, implement them and. 7 Great secrets of highly successful people. How to be successful?

What are the secrets to success? Is there a magic formula or is it all just down to the breaks that you get? Success can be measured in many different ways, of course, but here we look at seven of the most common character traits and secrets of highly successful people: 1. Success is an individual pursuit because everyone defines success in a different way.

But there are a few surefire habits that can help you reach your goals, no matter what they are. Here are 7 habits of successful people you need to adopt: 1. Be purpose-oriented. A purpose gives direction to life. Focus on outcomes. They never lose their sight from the goals and outcomes of training.

This makes them plan well in advance, take a proactive approach in solving problems and make sure that their training is effective. And while achieving the outcomes, they follow high standards of quality, consistency and efficiency. The 7 habits of highly effective people are as relevant today as 30 years ago. Getty Images/iStockphoto.

Many years ago when I was in my corporate life, I happened upon the powerful book The 7. Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw. The first rule in emergency response is to take care of yourself so you are able to take care of others.

Sharpening the saw refers to self-care. You must care for your physical, mental, spiritual and social or emotional components so you can be effective and successful at the task at hand. Investing maze is complex and it can be very difficult to find the best and most effective way to navigate through it.

Good news!! There are 7 habits that highly effective investors use regularly to simplify this complex world of investing and separate themselves from the herd.. Many people believe they have to hold a contrarian philosophy or get some insider information to succeed.

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After you complete one (or more) repetitions of the exercise, perform the Three Secrets Reinforcement (see Chapter 6) while visualizing yourself feeling healthy, refreshed, clear, and revitalized.

“Feng Shui For Dummies” by Grandmaster David Daniel Kennedy, Grandmaster Lin Yun
from Feng Shui For Dummies
by Grandmaster David Daniel Kennedy, Grandmaster Lin Yun
Wiley, 2010

The secret is contained in a three-part formula I learned in the gym: self-confidence, a positive mental attitude, and honest hard work.

“Arnold” by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Douglas Kent Hall
from Arnold
by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Douglas Kent Hall
Simon & Schuster, 1977

For instance, a lifehack article might cover how to clean your house in 20 minutes a day or the currently popular seven-minute interval workout for when one can’t make it to a gym.

“The Pokemon Go Phenomenon: Essays on Public Play in Contested Spaces” by Jamie Henthorn,, Andrew Kulak, Kristopher Purzycki
from The Pokemon Go Phenomenon: Essays on Public Play in Contested Spaces
by Jamie Henthorn,, Andrew Kulak, Kristopher Purzycki
McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers, 2019

To avoid wasting time in the gym, make each repetition count and move intentionally.

“The Wellness Revelation: Lose What Weighs You Down So You Can Love God, Yourself, and Others” by Alisa Keeton
from The Wellness Revelation: Lose What Weighs You Down So You Can Love God, Yourself, and Others
by Alisa Keeton
Tyndale House Publishers, Incorporated, 2017

Each workout must focus on at least one thing that will help you improve—something every single day.

“The Triathlete's Training Bible: The World’s Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed.” by Joe Friel
from The Triathlete’s Training Bible: The World’s Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed.
by Joe Friel
VeloPress, 2016

The key with going to the self-love gym is consistent practice, just as consistent workouts in a physical gym are the key to building physical fitness.

“I Heart Me: The Science of Self-Love” by David Hamilton
from I Heart Me: The Science of Self-Love
by David Hamilton
Hay House, 2015

This book tells trainers how to delve into the minds (and physiques) of their clients and use this information to create exercise programs that work.

“Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies” by Melyssa St. Michael, Linda Formichelli
from Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies
by Melyssa St. Michael, Linda Formichelli
Wiley, 2004

When I travel and work out in new gyms by myself, I focus on beating my old records.

“The Life Plan: How Any Man Can Achieve Lasting Health, Great Sex, and a Stronger, Leaner Body” by Jeffry S. Life
from The Life Plan: How Any Man Can Achieve Lasting Health, Great Sex, and a Stronger, Leaner Body
by Jeffry S. Life
Atria Books, 2011

8) Focus your mind on each exercise.

“The Wrestler's Body: Identity and Ideology in North India” by Joseph S. Alter
from The Wrestler’s Body: Identity and Ideology in North India
by Joseph S. Alter
University of California Press, 1992

For example, you can develop a habit that will make you “need” to work out at the gym.

“Principles” by Ray Dalio
from Principles
by Ray Dalio
Simon & Schuster, 2018

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  • The best (and simplest) bit of advice I ever received in my life: ‘Get organised, & stay organised. Take time each day to keep organised.’ I would add: drop out, travel, take time to think about what you want to do with your life, & why, never mind a 13 minute vid.

  • a lot of people in the comments are just dumbing “”i dont know if he is joking or talking serious”” and they know he is talking serious and he is doing helpful content, even if he sometimes get arrogance but still he is trying to help

  • Don’t read this book. Study it, summarize it and really apply it. I promise it makes a huge difference. One of the best books I’ve ever read.

  • Absolutely excellent feedback. I appreciate the focus on sharpening your saw and focusing on the areas you can control. These things require practice and continued focus.

  • If only people in Minnesota had this knowledge. This falls in line with Jordan Peterson’s you can’t have rights without responsibility

  • Please explain what you mean by diversity, diversity of what? And why is necessary to create innovation? I read 7 habits 20 years ago back then I didn’t know about PTSD or other personality disorders like severe depression and anxiety I don’t think that the 7 habits are going help anyone until they deal with those disorders first.

  • i don’t want the world to be better when i’m dead. i want to try to enjoy life as much as i’m allowed to by the conditions to see if it’s worth it.

  • Thank you for being such a blessing through your content! Let’s continue to do our best in inspiring others for the greater good. Stay M.A.D. (Making a Difference) and God Bless!:)

  • thanks to make the video, I always sleepy when read the book, need some interactive like this video, save more time for me, and it make me more EFFECTIVE

  • 1. leader takes the responsibility
    2. leader knows how to make a decision
    3. leaders do not blame others
    4. leader is well respected by his/her team
    5. leader is well approachable by the team to speak out

  • It’s true about “sharpening your saw” that if you don’t have work life balance or meet needs in all basic areas of your life, it will greatly impact your ability to really progress in life in the way that you like or need it to.

  • At my elementary school, they focused on teaching these 7 habits, but I never focused on them. Now I see why they are important to be successful and why they had us do activities to learn and apply each one.

  • Great video! im still reading the book and realized that the first example wasnt mentioned in the book and its urs and completely love it! got right through my head. thanks

  • Completely change the way i see the world in everyday life. Massive mindset shift in a good way, absolutely worth your time to finish and commit yourself to actually implement all habits mentioned in your everyday life!!

  • What a Lecture……..!….I have never seen anything like that before…..Its amazing, Exalting, Inspirational, Highly Motivating.

  • Mistake here: Habit 6 doesn’t say there is strength in diversity, it says there is strength in our DIFFERENCES. Diversity is about identity (race, gender, religions, etc.), but differences are about culture, approach, background, training, mindset.

  • Great book. I’ve read, re-read, and listened to the audio book. It’s powerfully fundamental. In a society bathed in media pulling our emotional strings, it’s so important to remember we, and only we, are responsible for our lives. We have the responsibility AND the power to create a life we want. No one else can or should. All the best, everyone!

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  • I am final year MBBS student, my sister is final year nurse and my another sister is first year pharmacy student. My dad has plan to open hospital. Is this possible to open hospital in future?

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  • Everyone has responsibilities and challenges in life. The people who are lazy give up easily. You need to be proactive every time.

  • I have tried reading this book multiple times but I had to give up, somehow the style did not engross me. This video was really good and I loved the way you’ve explained everything, I am convinced to take a stab at the book once again.

  • Hi my name is Tadris Parker, and I wanted to take the time to thank you for such a entertaining video. Seriously. I listen to my books on Audible and was wondering what my next book should be. This book has been in my list for a while but I never pulled the trigger. Then I listened to the sample and the reader seemed dry….. Plus it was 13hrs long. You saved me big time. With that comment said, listen I don’t have a problem sharpening my saw, it’s just I listen to so much personal development books that I could use a fun read. Thanks for saving me time with this awesome video. Keep up the great work.

  • Most people dont listen with the intent to understand,
    they listen with the intent to reply”
    Stephen R. Covey
    Watch more quotes on video link given below:

  • 1. Be proactive
    2. Begin with the end in mind
    3. Put first things first
    4. Think win-win
    5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood
    6. Synergize
    7. Sharpen the saw

  • I have not read the book. But I think the ideas in this video should be a required class in Jr. High. I graduated aimless with unsurprising results.

  • Best videos ever, 1st time to come by you channel, but will even tell my friends about it
    Very brief, rich and time saving
    Keep going����������
    Thank you is even a little compliment really
    Noura from Egypt

  • I am currently reading this book, this summary is so beautiful and has given me a better understanding of the habits I have covered already.
    Thank you for how simply you explained them.

  • Thanks I read this book many years ago, and this video showed me other view. Excelent idea to show in the down ok the screen the number of habit. Like from México

  • I understand the need to be concise and to the point however I feel that alot of important stuff from the book itself was left out. The author of the book itself was apposed to quick fixes and this video in its quickness lost alot of the essence. FightMediocrity can do a better job than this because I’ve seen them do absolute justice to many other titles.

  • Thank you so much, your work is amazing! I love that it’s digestible and quick and easy to consume for those of us who might not necessarily have the time to pick up an entire book on the topic. Keep up your great work!

  • This is when I realize my elementary/primary school taught me good. They called these the ‘7 Habits’ and displayed them all over the school. They even made a song that I still remember to this day.

  • #6 is so true!
    I stopped asking technical questions to potential candidates, I read a CV and I know whether they have skills or not and here and there you can ask how they solved certain issues and you know they are able to do it.
    But I now always flat out ask: “Okay, here is a case. We are all very busy, we have all sprint deadlines and you are stuck on an issue. What would you do?”
    Most would say: “I would google…”  
    -“Well I assume that when you are stuck on a problem, you already did that? But okay, how long would you google?”
    “Oh euhmm…A few hours maybe”
    -“We have software and code that’s proprietary or custom made. We are a Bank… What do you expect to find on google?”

    When I they were looking for my replacement, I asked them these questions. Because I knew that without asking, you’d get lost in the systems and the even more complex organization of a bank. We eventually settled on a guy that already worked for the Bank (plus points banking is unique) and he said. Well I heard what you said, this is a proprietary system build on a foundation of Microsoft Identity Manager, which I don’t know but love to learn about and I am sure I can code those “agents” you talked about when its a simple interface like you said. So when I am stuck it wouldn’t be on coding but on the more abstract level of data and where to find it. So I need to ask someone, plane and simple.

    My reaction was: “well, if it’s solely up to me, than he’s the right candidate for the job. That’s how I’ve been doing it for 18 months too.”

  • Thank you for all the great work! My tips how to be successful: 1 Have a single target of focus, 2 Make time to maintain the tools, 3 Use timers, 4 Think win win, 5 Make time for recovery. It is truly said that time is money. Highly recommend to use time tracker (i use Time is such a valuable, precious resource.

  • The 7 habits of highly effective people are priceless life teachings on personal improvement, probably one of the three best books that I have read in my life. Pure knowledge and wisdom. It is 100% recommendable for anybody.

  • एक हाथ को पत्थर ने ललकारा था उसकी कमजोरी पर ताना मारा था हाथ ने ठाना पत्थर को तोडना एक मुठी बन कर हाथ पत्थर पे पड़ा रुका नहीं चलता रहा पत्थर को घमंड था अपनी मजबूती पर अपनी ताकत पर पर हाथ ने भी ठाना था @t

  • ✔ People like to see the appearance, neglect of the power of foundation
    My action: Focus of efforts on foundation not appearance, appearance no last longs.
    ✔ Be proactive person
    My action: things cant change for sometimes but attitude change everything
    ✔ Begin with the end of mind
    My action: Plan for 5 years, where, why, what, when, how…….
    ✔Dream big and don’t let the self get in the way
    My action: I write my script for my life not you, not other peoples. 5 years, what i need to write for myself.
    ✔Put the first things first
    My action: the most important things in my life Stop wasting too much time scrolling Facebook, watching movie, it is not most
    crucial in my life.
    ✔Becoming Independent Self Mastery
    My action: When i can do all above, the result is i can fully independent self mastery of myself

  • Makes sense; I went from dependant straight to interdependent. Recently I’ve been struggling with my own independence. I know how I can get back on track again. Thank you.

  • Hey better men project personally I love your videos I’m 14 years old and I want to start a video on demand business subscription type business like Netflix or Hulu or HBO or Disney+ and can you guys give me some name suggestions also I would like ways to get capital for it

  • We should begin with the end in mind. Start with a clear destination. That way, we can make sure the steps we’re taking are in the right direction.

  • 注意 办公室里 常常会发生的小情况
    其实你们不明白 很多小问题
    很多小情绪 会变成火山爆发
    很多你认为不需要程序 不需要审批
    我不要 “早知道” 我就怎样怎样
    If you set the procedures, let’s say if the project involve more than rm10k or relates to politic, then need to get approval…. then safe

  • 【Open Business】7 New Habits of Highly Effective People 2020 (Dedicate to Stephen Covey)

  • Thanks a lot Sir. A similar concept of being proactive is what the entire scripture of “Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta” is based on where its said that “Do your deeds and never be bothered about the outcome”. Its interesting to find the true gist from your lectures. Truely helpful Sir.

  • Win-win ideology is really appealing and positive, compared to negative win-lose. Win-lose ideology advocates fear of losing, so your energy may concentrate on those negative things(it’s known that negative feeling such as hating something takes a lot of energy).
    Win-win ideology advocates “If everyone succeeds it’s beneficial to you”. So if in early days progress was made by few individuals and the whole world(including you) benefited from it. Now progress is made by few more people and imagine everyone will be involved in this process who knows what we can accomplish.

  • Hi there!! I am very impressed with your visual demonstration of these concepts. Could you point me in the direction of how you accomplished this art work/illustration process? My husband is an educator and we are looking for an artist or the software that would do something very similar to what you’ve got here. It’s very attractive and clear. Great for teaching important content!

  • Great clip! I red the book few years ago, but somehow today i thought i refresh those ideas. Your vid is perfect for that. Thank you ��

  • Hey thank you for these nice videos. I just felt the urge to say this: do yourself a favour and drink a good coffee, either make it yourself or buy a good esspresso machine. Drinking this so called “coffee” from a can is like trying to write code on your smartphone.

  • Reading a bunch of self help money grab books gives you a small temporary boost but it does nothing for you long term if you don’t practice it every day…waste of time

  • 7 Habits
    Be proactive
    Begin with the end in mind
    Put first things first
    Think win-win
    Seek first to understand and then to be understood
    Sharpen the saw

  • Thanks a lot for sharing. I used to spend days thinking about a little bug where it could’ve been solved by simply ask someone experienced

  • Amazing explaination of 7 habits of highly effective people. Truly Impressive. Try to make more of these for other self help topics

  • I was 8 years old when I first learned these habits and it definitely formed the foundation for every achievement and success in my life so far.

  • I needed not less than 15 pages, but on website they rely on words, not actual pages. Luckily, I was informed on that from the beginning. To save money and not pay more, we agreed with the writer to increase font and add pictures. I received my 15 pages and I’m happy. So, is highly recommended!

  • I love this guy but the thing with seeking to understand subordinate co-workers is good for a while but when faced with ongoing incompetence, it’s burning me out pretty bad.
    It just seems like the more I seek to understand, what I’m understanding is that I am surrounded by lazy, over indulged snots.

  • Explore the 7 New Habits for Highly Effective People in 2020 in comparison and with high respect from Stephen R. Covey 1989 “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”

  • I loved this video until the only dark-skinned character showed up as a bad guy with a gun in Habit 6. I cannot use this with my adult students of color as it perpetuates negative stereotypes. Please consider representation.

  • Great advice. Thanks for sharing this!
    If you’re interested in goal setting and habit building, please check out a product called GoalsOnTrack at It’s designed for helping high achievers to set and track goals by organizing everything you need to do inside a comprehensive goal planning system.

  • I’m not independent yet but my family’s condition force me to learn independent and interdependent in the same time, is that posibble? Because i can’t focus/commit for myself, my family needs me and mostly complain if im not around.

  • Hey Bro hope you are fine and well.
    I like you Videos and I would like to translate some of them to my language.
    Are you agree on this Bro?

    I have seen many people like that. They make it just so complex that it’s hard for the next person to maintain the code.
    I can’t agree more

  • Wow. Everybody should watch this, anybody who feels lost. Very deep and informative stuff here. Kinda scary the questions and tips because they’re so real and make so much sense! TY

  • I have Autism.

    Questions for anyone who understands my disability. Preferably a professional (psychologist, etc), parent or teacher who deals with kids or adults with autism.

    1. Do these seven habits apply to me as well?

    2. How do I as an Autistic person apply these things to my life? Does anyone have any suggestions or tips that are geared for those like myself?

    3. Is anyone willing to answer questions about certain aspects that I do not grasp who understands Autism?

  • This video made me make a link of the genetic and psychic determination the resin why we feel we know every thing because god has tought our father Adam all what we know and say

  • Thanks, much to learn. As a proactive person i am used to take actions! In 5 years i wanna not to stay in the same Level where i am now. Wan’t to improve myself and continue with studying what i like. My Final Goal is to get a selfconfident appearance.

  • Odd the audio keeps repeating at around 3:06:00 and then the after a minute it seems to restart from beginning for another 2 hours or so. Not sure where the end. I do appreciate the upload

  • Its too bad that at hour 2 minute 16 right as he is going through his family mission statement it skips. LOL.. at one of the most crucial parts of the tape! Otherwise,.. thanks for this upload <3

  • Can you send a link to where you got your Matrix screensaver? There are 2 sites that seem they could have a virus so I rather trust you for the source.

  • The DISC test is a lie. It is free only for your members, etc. Did you use empathy when you said to extend the hiring process? Did you put yourself in the shoes of the employee? NO! I don’t find it a good tip. Not at all. Recruitment costs money and time. Finish and move on. You have other better things to do. You are not marrying the candidate. Invite to dinner?? In which world are you living? Did you ever make a recruitment? Be accurate and quick and communicate with the candidates. They applied for other jobs too. They didn’t put a stop in their life, just because your wonderful position…of an assistant. Provide them the inputs, so they can continue in finding a job. Except that, I liked your tips.

  • These are the best habits to live by…. #Life will be super cool if we adopt them even for a month. #This video is perfect JUICE of “7 habits of highly effective people”. #you nailed it buddy.

  • This is one of my favorite books! �� you did great job on the video. I like watching this video to remind myself of these habits �� thank you ��

  • Not everyone knows how to write a good essay, that’s why I use and don’t have any problems with the university. I can work and spend my free time as I want. You can do the same:)

  • This book is an _opportunity whose time has come It brings clarity, growth and enlightenment in one’s life.

    It’s a self help that does provide “quick fix” solutions.

    An amazing read. I am amazed.

  • I don’t want anyone of my work colleagues to appear at my funeral�� my goal is: strengthening the few long term relationships I have

  • Be Proactive
    Begin with the End in Mind
    Put First Things First
    Think Win-Win
    Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
    Sharpen the Saw

  • Granny was right though,through the federal reserve fractional banking system,wealthy people who have undue influence stole her life savings.She had a reason to bitch about it.

  • This book is an _opportunity whose time has come It brings clarity, growth and enlightenment in one’s life.

    It’s a self help that does provide “quick fix” solutions.

    An amazing read. I am amazed.

  • I really love this video. A life changing message. Great ideas for a successful life. Very much practical and helpful.
    I appreciate your efforts. Well done sir.

  • “May the LORD help me do good things now that those different speakers at my last day say GOOD about who I have been” Begin with the end in mind……. Hey this reading shakes the soul.

  • The video was very simple, short and useful. The explanations and examples were apt and helped get the message across. I was looking for a video to conduct a training based on the books Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and your video fits the bill. Thank you.

  • “If you like the video, give it a thumbs up and subscribe”……. I’m reiterating the economic structure of your relationships with the viewers, out loud. I’m trying to learn more about how you inspiring Youtubers’ gain all aspects of influence. I will Like this video; on top, I hope this comment adds value to the page even more than that. The insights you dare to share are thought provoking in a standard-setting way. Thanks

  • Hi. Thanks for uploading this. Why is it now just 1 hour and 57 minutes long? When I read through the comments it was more than 2 hours before. Did you edited and cut some parts out?

  • in the best-selling book from 2007. The 4 hour Work Week! And I ask you, have you ever met or even heard of a

    person who achieved super success that followed this regimen? WTF! Anyone? And I am told that the author

    works more than 4 hours a week! Are you all stupid or just utterly naive? Or as a saying that is often credited to

    PT Barnum, the great carnival circus barker – “there is a sucker born every minute!”
    Dan Pena ( The Trillion dollar man )

  • Put first things first! Aber ist funktionieren eines meiner First things? Tja wenn nicht, wirst du die Sanktionen zu spüren bekommen

  • “I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.”
    -Jim Carrey
    Understand your path and understand your destination!

  • Detailed Summary:

    1) BE PROACTIVE Take full responsibility of your life. There are things in life you can control and cannot control. ONLY focus on things you can control, such as how you choose to react to any event in your life. The way you feel and your actions are fully controlled by YOU, so feel and act in a way that is beneficial to your life.

    2) BEGIN WITH AN END IN MIND All things are created twice: Once in your mind, and once in the physical world. You have to be crystal clear on your desired outcome for anything you ever do (job, relationship, friendship, activity, etc.) Use your proactive mind to take actions to achieve your desired outcome. Be 100% aware of your intent and actions.

    3) PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST Prioritize everything in your life. Something is always more important than something else. NEVER do things in random order. Learn to say no and forget about things that are irrelevant and have no priority.

    4) THINK WIN-WIN Life is not a zero-sum game. There is enough to go around for everyone. Stop being predatory and uncooperative. You will possess three vital characteristics if you think win-win: Integrity, maturity, and abundant mentality. Integrity will make you stick to your true values and commitments. Maturity will make you express your ideas with confidence and will let you be considerate of others. An abundant mentality will make you believe there is plenty to go around for everyone and it will make you cooperate with others, while others cooperate with you. To think win-win, you have to find the balance between confident and brave, and considerate and empathetic.

    5) SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD Stop trying to think what to say next while a person is talking. Listen with the intent to understand, not reply. You need to understand exactly what words they are speaking and what is the meaning behind those words, and this requires full attention to their speech and body language. You need to understand what people are communicating, not just the words they are speaking.

    6) SYNERGIZE This is the habit of creative cooperation. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. New ideas and perspectives from others let you gain new insights that you would have NEVER came up with on your own. The genuine, thoughtful input of others is invaluable to your life. Different ideas and beliefs open up your mind and fill you with knowledge that was previously inaccessible.

    7) SHARPEN YOUR SAW Take care of yourself to keep yourself sharp and fresh. Have a balanced program for self-renewal in the four areas of your life: Physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual. Physical is exercise, diet, sleep, healthy physical environment, etc. Social/emotional is having meaningful, genuine, and intimate relationships with people around you, such as close friends and family. Mental is learning, reading, writing, and teaching. Spiritual is spending peaceful time in nature, meditating, praying, listening to music, creating art, selfless service to others. It is CRUCIAL to tend to each of these four areas, and also take breaks from them. If you don’t, you will burn yourself out and become dull and highly ineffective. Find your own balance of taking action and taking breaks.

    IMPORTANT: There is a reason why this book is called The 7 HABITS of Highly Effective People. These are HABITS that need to be trained every day like a muscle. Incorporate these habits one by one into your life by making a conscious effort to do so. These are mindsets that need to remind yourself of every day until they move into your subconscious brain, and once they are there, they become a part of who you are without noticing. ALSO, this summary is not a substitute for reading the book or watching the short video above. I HIGHLY encourage you to at least watch the video above, as it goes into more detail.

  • Wow, I have seen these things in the past but the emphasis on 1st becoming a Self leader to become an Effective leader was a new one to me. What a great point of point of view

  • 1) going for a walk or exercise
    2) breaks at least every hour (very hard)
    3) reading books (not about programming) to relax
    4) staying outside every day for at least an hour

  • In a video of yours I just watched, you said, “Too be a good programmer you have to work in chunks of 3 hours at least”. In this video you said to take a break every 30 minutes. So the choices are:

    1. Be a good programmer with horrible health
    2. Be a mediocre/bad programmer with excellent health

  • “You choose to be happy. You choose to be sad.”

    Nice to know that I chose to have depression due to wavering levels of serotonin, and also a not insignificant amount of anxiety which is sometimes crippling. Good pep talk.

  • That’s amazing.thanks for the video I need create all seven habits. I am weak in all the said area.from now focusing on all one by one.

  • The first part of the summary of the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was simple and easily understandable. Keep up the good work.

  • I would add only one, two things.. Find some great hobby (not gaming), like playing musical instruments, hand crafting etc. Be productive not only with your keyboard.

  • There’s a time when you watch this video and then forget to keep those things in mind in the long run. I watched this now for the second time and the frustration is all a state of mind. Follow the tips and sync your body again. As simple as that!
    Thanks TechLead!

  • I am a certified translator; I translate all types of documents, and I can tell you that it is very similar to the lifestyle of a programmer. You read nonstop and work solo too.

  • Im currently studying the 7 habits. From my experience with personal devolopment Steven explains important information, that is useful in all areas of life

  • When this video showed up in my feed I just thought urgh another success video but after watching I realised the significant difference between character and personality, and how Ive been inter changing the two and blurring the lines which didn’t allow me to root my character right and so consequently impede my personality. I realise I was personality heavy and werent able to reach goals or have follow through. Now I clearly separate the 2 and place as much emphasis on character (if not more) as personality. My friend is character heavy but personality weak. I learnt from him and he learnt from me so we can balance ourselves out

  • this above all else: begin with the END in mind.

    and everyday, whatever you do, ask yourself, is what I am doing right now helping me to accompish the End Goal I have set for myself.

    if yes, continue.

    if no, stop. right. now.

    that, mi amigos, is 80% of the Win.

  • ” I am the product of my values not feelings. I am the product of my decisions not conditions” “I have the freedom to choose between STIMULUS and RESPONSE”

  • Grrrr!! I was watching this and hoping to use it in my high school class, but I wish it didn’t have the curse words written on some of the slides! It’s such good information, but that makes it unusable for my classes to watch. Yes, I realize they are teenagers and have heard/used these words before, but as an educator I can’t stoop to this level of unprofessionalism. I don’t suppose you have a “G” version of this same presentation?

  • Thank you for sharing this! I have a little question: Can you share the Introduction Video for the 7 Habits? I mean, the book starts with an Introduction and I’ve seen there is some video parts before the presentation of the 7 Habits.

  • REALLY great, not repetative video…. thank you for not repeating the same things all these self improvement channels talk about:) nice point of view:)

  • Its really effective as you complete listening and it will be more effective once you start implementing at least one thing in your day to day life routine… thank you for the real guidance and keep us posted with more videos…

  • Refactoring is not about appearance (that would be as simple as adding a format tool) but maintainability. It is definitely important for an effective programming to not be hesitant to refactor when necessary or you will be wasting more and more time playing Jenga with the code-base.

  • 0:30 Brother, is data science not a good option?

    Please guide me as I’m a prospective programmer!! So need an option to specialise in.