Habit 5: Seek First To Understand Then To Be Understood
Talk to me about it.
I'm so disappointed.
When you are beginning with the end in mind it's like drawing a blueprint for your future. The paths we choose to take can affect us forever. The reason we should begin with the end in mind is because we are free to choose our paths but we can't choose what consequences we receive. If you go with the flow you'll end up where the flow ends, which is usually a pile of sludge.
Habit 2- In Action
Win-win is a belief that everyone can win, it's both nice and tough all at once. You want other people to win because you care about them but you also want to win yourself. Developing a win-win mindset is not easy but it can be done. It doesn't matter who gets the biggest piece of pie, there's more than enough for everyone.
Habit 4- In Action
I call second dibs.
I call first dibs.
It's our tendency to help solve someone's problems before we even understand their problems. Everyone has a need to be understood and valued for who they are that's why we should listen. People can't trust others who give solutions before they understand what the problem is. If you don't listen people won't show there soft middles unless they feel genuine love and understanding from you.
Habit 5- In Action
Beginning with the end in mind has really helped me plan for my future. My mom bought me a planner that I use daily to help me plan for future events such as when a project is due.
Thinking win-win has helped me and my siblings make a compromise when dinners ready.
Lets just split it evenly.
Seeking first to understand then to be understood has really brushed up my listening skills and has allowed for me to give my friends honest advice.