Stephen R. Covey (1932-2012) was the author of the best selling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and other management and business titles. He earned an MBA at Harvard and a doctorate in Mormon Church History and Doctrine from Brigham Young University.
|The 7 Habits of Successful People|
|Habit 1 - Be proactive||Private Victory|
|Habit 2 - Begin with the end in mind|
|Habit 3 - Put first things first|
|Habit 4 - Think win-win||Public Victory|
|Habit 5 - Seek first to understand, then to be understood|
|Habit 6 - Synergize|
|Habit 7 - Sharpen the saw||Renewal|
Proactive as defined by Stephen Covey means that you don't just let life happen to you, and don't respond "by instinct" like a dog.
- Broadly what is meant by that is to focus our efforts and attention on the long-term and to think in terms of the long-term consequences of our actions. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey