excerpted literature is a fraction of Part 2, Habit 2 of the book “The 7 Habits
of Highly Effective People”. It discusses about the particular sense and
explanation or rationalization of the meaning of Habit 2. To lead the readers
into better position of understanding and broader perception of what it means
to “Begin with the end in mind”, the author establishes the clarity,
definitions, and bases of common understanding between the reader and the
an idea to be properly understood and digested by the readers, it is imperative
for the author to provide a foundation of the facts, principles and definitions
for the important matters being discussed about Habit 2 and its essence and
significant connection to every contextual principle being considered and
explained in the book.
excerpt thus, elucidates the principles and bases on which habit 2 are based
and founded upon. These explanations and bases help the readers to accurately
understand the views and paradigms that the author is trying to convey to them.
The extract explains that habit 2 is based on the principles of personal
leadership and on the principle that “All things are created twice”, however,
not all first creations are consciously designed by a person himself. The
author illustrates that if we do not generate our self-awareness, we will
always reactively live by the influence of other people, environment and
pressures of circumstances. This influence was termed by the author as scripts
handed to us in our early years.
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