No message can be heard before its time. Several years ago I encouraged my daughter, Alexis, to read The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.  I had read the book, had gone to workshops with Stephen Covey trainers, had found the habits helpful in my life and work. She showed no interest. I gave her a copy for her library anyway. Recently she picked up the book and is enjoying what she’s learning. At this time in her life she is ready to hear Steven Covey’s message.

as described in Wiki-

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, first published in 1989, is a self-help book written by Stephen R. Covey. It has sold over 15 million copies in 38 languages since first publication, which was marked by the release of a 15th anniversary edition in 2004. The book lists seven principles that, if established as habits, are supposed to help a person achieve true interdependent effectiveness.

The 7 Habits

Dependence to Independence

Habit 1: Be Proactive: Principles of Personal Choice —-

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind: Principles of Personal Vision

Habit 3: Put First Things First: Principles of Integrity & Execution

Independence to Interdependence

Habit 4: Think Win/Win: Principles of Mutual Benefit

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood: Principles of Mutual Understanding

Habit 6: Synergize: Principles of Creative Cooperation

Continual Improvement

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw: Principles of Balanced Self-Renewal