Book, Inspirational Motivation

The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People : Introduction

  • The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People is a self improvement book written by Stephen R Covey.
  • According to Covey there are some concepts that help us to achieve these Seven Habits .They Are :
  1. PARADIGM : Means model,theory,perception,assumption.In general sense,paradigm is the way we “see” the world – not in terms of visual sense of light but in terms of perceiving and understanding.
  2. PARADIGM SHIFT : The fundamental change in assumption(paradigm).
  3. INSIDE-OUT : Means to start first with self.
  4. PRINCIPLES : Are not values but they are natural laws that can’t be broken.
  • Paradigms are powerful because they create the lens through which we see the world.
  • The power of paradigm shift is the essential of quantum change,whether that shift ia an istaneous order,slow and deliberate process.
  • Convey has clearly put on the concept of paradigm and paradigm shift in front of readers in the form of a picture shown below.

  • He then asks the readers to identify the age of the women in picture. Most of the  readers assumes(paradigm) the women’s age as 25 .
  • But when we closely observe the picture changes to a old lady of age 80.This change or shift from a women of 25 to 80 or vice – versa is known as paradigm shift.
  • Here the picture depicts how powerfully  our paradigms affect the way we see the world and people around us.

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