Seven habits, four needs, and four faculties

The seven habits of highly effective people are:

(1-3. Independence)
1. Be proactive. Operate within your circle of influence. Use effectively the gap between stimulus and response.
2. Begin with the end in mind. Have creative vision. Imagine reaching your goals.
3. Put first things first. Set weekly goals of Quadrant II activities.
(4-6. Interdependence)
4. Think Win/Win. Build emotional bank accounts. Win/win = character + relationships + agreements. Character = integrity + maturity + abundance mentality. Maturity = courage balanced with consideration.
5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood. Listen on multiple levels, and shift levels as needed. When receiving emotional communication, respond with empathy. When receiving intellectual communication, evaluate, advise, interpret.
6. Synergize. Be greater than the sum of your parts (roles). Don’t compromise; seek the third alternative. Value differences.
7. Sharpen the saw. Take time out for self-improvement and self-examination.

The four basic human needs are:

Physical: fitness, health, food, shelter
Emotional/Social: love, companionship, intimacy, affection.
Mental: learning, creative expression
Spiritual: service, transcending oneself

In other words: To live, to love, to learn, and to leave a legacy.

The four unique human faculties are:

Self-examination: self-awareness, observation
Vision: imagination, creativity, visualization
Conscience: self-guidance, connection to wisdom
Willpower: capacity to act out our vision

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