Right off the bat; Mr. Stephen R. Covey tells us in his book, “The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People,” that it’s never really a question of changing other people and their behaviors but more a question of changing ourselves. Is your career going well while your social or family life suffers? Is your marriage falling apart or perhaps your kids aren’t willing to listen to you? Perhaps; no matter what you do, nothing you do or say seems to help a loved one in a difficult situation?
In Short; are you living with the feeling that life could be so much better if the people around you would change?
Mr. Covey suggests in this first little section, of many in his book, that things certainly would be better if the people around us weren’t the ones we were wishing to change. That’s right! You’ve just read that correctly!
Stephen suggests that the best way to effect change in our environment is to seek to change ourselves. As a good first place to start; he tells us that we can start by checking our motives plus current actions to see if they are in line with our values and principles.