A Look at Habit #3 from Covey's "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" Habit 3, according to Covey (1989) is about spending time doing what should be the most important things rather than the things which we feel obligated to do. This involves creating a personal mission, developing a sense of balance between one’s own ability to produce work, and understanding one’s personal capacity for taking on new tasks. The purpose behind this habit is to identify the key roles that one can have the potential and capacity to take on in life, and make time for each of them in turn. We can look at the impact of Covey’s (1989) findings from a psychological perspective. In some instances, for example, ‘Type A’ behaviour will be strongly linked to...The end:
.....myself time to do the things that are inspiring to me rather than just the things that I think I should be doing to please my parents or teachers. The most important thing I can do to meet Covey’s (1989) recommendations is to allow myself to find that balance over time, and not expect to do it all at once. References Covey, S (1989). The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. New York: Free Press. Harralson, T. and Lawler, K. (1992). The Relationship of Parenting Styles and Social Competency to Type A Behaviour in Children. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Vol. 36, No. 7. pp. 625-634. Nevid, J.S., and Rathus, S.A. (2005). Psychology and the challenges of life: Adjustment in the new millennium (9th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.