The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJNR.2015.02.01.Art023

Authors : Rubina Jabeen


The 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 author.

For 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.

The 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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