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Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is one of the best business books of all time. I have read this book multiple times. It has been mentioned as one of the Top 25 business books of all time by Time. Stephen Covey is one of my favorite authors and though he is no longer with us, his teachings through his book which explain timeless principles are still valid. Even though this book was published in 1989 the teachings are very much valid. Apparently President Clinton read the book and requested to meet with Mr. Covey at Camp David to get inputs on how to integrate them into his presidency. That is quite impressive indeed.  The Seven habits summarized below  Be Proactive – Take complete responsibility for your life and choices you make. You are in charge of your life and can make wise choices. As Victor Frankl said "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.…

Persistence and Attitude

Think and Grow Rich is one of the best-selling books of all time. There is a passage in the book about persistence which the author Napoleon Hill says is required to succeed in all walks of life.
The necessary steps are
1. A definite purpose backed by a burning desire for its fulfillment 2. A definite plan expressed in continuous action 3. A mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging influences, including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances 4. A friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with both plan and purpose.
This is a quote that epitomizes the importance of a CAN DO attitude

“If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
it’s almost a cinch you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you've lost,
For out in the world we find
Success being with a fellow's will;
It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you…