Emphasising the importance of self awareness before successful engagement with your partner, is a process of learning new habits to create personal and interpersonal effectiveness.
Adapted for couples, this series of posts is a respectful homage to Stephen Covey and his most lasting legacy – the 7 habits. The seven habits are not a quick and easy formula for success, but together they form a powerful model for personal change. The seven habits are a step-by-step model that empower couples to be intentional, to make decisions and to act, to move towards a known destination rather than reacting to whatever is happening at the time.
- Habit 8: Find Your Voice and Inspire Others to Find Theirs
- In 2004, Stephen Covey published the 8th Habit to answer the challenges presented by the new digital economy. “The 8th Habit…is not about adding one more habit to the 7. It’s about seeing and harnessing the power of a third dimension to the 7 Habits that meets the central challenge of the new Knowledge Worker Age. This 8th Habit is to Find Your Voice and Inspire Others to Find Theirs” – feels like a challenge for the author.
- Don’t get caught up in the demands of life (or even developing the Habits) that we forget ourselves and our marriage. Be proactive and do this for your marriage.
You don’t have to get it right the first time. This is part of life’s journey of learning and developing. You will get there if you are willing to invest the time and effort to developing new habits. Change your approach today.
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Reference: Covey, Stephen R., The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, 1989, Fireside, New York.