Stephen Covey has written under this heading that renewing the social/emotional aspect of ourselves is fairly easy to do. This is because, in a sense, we don’t have to push ourselves to really set time aside for it. All we have to do is to practice habits four, five and six as we go through our day, interacting with people. Of course; if folks aren’t really strongly grounded in habits one two and three, Mr. Covey tells us that using four five and six will more than likely be a bit of a challenge. However, he does suggest that with commitment it can work.
“And,” what does happen to cause a renewal of the Social/Emotional dimension of our nature? Well, we gain a sense of where other people are coming from, which gives us a bit of security in the knowledge that we can interact interdependently with them because we’ve made the emotional deposits in our account with them, understand them, and know that our greatest service on earth is to others!