Class Notes (3/9)

  • 7 Habits
  • mindfulness- being aware
  • character ethic (principles) vs. personality ethic (adjusting your attitude rather than changing the core)
  • superficial-on the surface
  • perception- how one views the world
  • subjective- bias; partial
  • objective- factual


  • pg. 31- paradigm (Greek origin) means a model, theory, perception, assumption, or frame of reference
  • free writing prompt:

-pg. 36 “If ten seconds can have that kind of impact on the way we see things, what about the conditioning of a lifetime?”

  • pg. 42 “Principles are not practices”
  • pg. 43 “Principles are not values”
  • the goal of the book is to make our map closely align with the laws in order to live better lives
  • Covey has an inside-out approach
  • inside-out means to start first with self


  • a habit is something you do consistently, unconsciously
  • pg. 55 Covey defines habit as the intersection of knowledge, skill, and desire
  • write a a habit you have tried to implement
  • write a habit you have tried to break


  • dependence- depending on someone else
  • independence- being able to take care of yourself
  • Covey’s end goal is interdependence- “we”
  • first 3 habits are private victories


  • free writing prompt:

-pg. 96 “It is inspiring to realize that in choosing our response to circumstances, we powerfully affect our circumstance. when we change one part of the chemical formula, we change the nature of the results”

-respond to this quote

think of how Covey’s framework relates to Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret for Thursday’s class

  •  do People’s Choice by 9am, Thursday (3/11)
  • review Habit 1: Be Proactive (pgs. 73-101) for class discussion this Thursday

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