According to Stephen Covey, a famous writer, habit is the intersection of knowledge, skill and desire. Knowledge is the theoretical paradigm, the what to do and the why. Skill is how to do. And desire is the motivation, the want to do. In order to make something a habit in our lives, we have to have all three.
Stephen Covey has conducted research over the traits and habits of the effective personalities and concluded that the following 7 habits are found in most of the highly effective people:
Habit No. 1: Be Proactive
Habit No. 2: Begin with the end in Mind
Habit No. 3: Put first things first
Habit No. 4: Think win-win
Habit No. 5: Seek first to understand ….. Then to be understood
Habit No. 6: Synergize
Habit No. 7: Sharpen the Saw
What prompted me to share the research work of Stephen Covey on Youbihar is the behavior of the members which sometimes gives an impression that Youbihar is not an organized group at all. Instead it appears as a rowdy crowd of loud mouths. People harp on stressing upon a non-issue and impress upon others to fall in line forcefully. Apparently fake IDs are induced and sponsored by the easily identifiable personalities. But they do not bother because they have to satisfy their psychological trimmings with a view to establish their supremacy over others. People have thoughts but they are marred with distractions. Criticizes are made without putting forth a reasoned reason. Foul languages are used unabated and at will. A churlish dance of idiosyncrasy is staged against the wishes of many. But I have every hope that people do not desire undesirable to happen, uncalled for to flourish.
If I am allowed to carry on with the sharing of the said research work of Stephen Covey, with due respect I will put it in a concise way for the conception of the members without in any way attempting to teach anybody or to be understood as a teacher or a preacher. I would like to make it clear that my attempt is to share the research work of Stephen Covey for the benefit of you, me and anybody else. I wish I were permitted.