Habit Four, Think win-win

Habit Four; Think win-win

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Habit Four: Think win-win

In habit four, Covey (2004) explains that one should have an attitude of wishing good for others. After reading the chapter, I have learnt that I should approach situations with an attitude of wanting them to benefit, rather that wishing good for myself alone. The chapter also emphasizes that successful people approach life with the attitude that everyone should have an opportunity to succeed. From the reading, it is evident that I don’t have to prevent other people from benefiting, so that I succeed. Rather, by helping others achieve their goals, I also achieve mine. Successful people, according to Covey (2004), are always happy when they see the other person happy.

From the chapter, I have also learnt that, it is good I consider the attitude of always willing to do good for others. I can demonstrate this, for example, during a conflict, in that, when a conflict arises; I try my best to present a solution to the problem. I have also learnt about the three values of a person who sticks with a win-win situation. Through integrity, I will stick with my true values, feelings and commitments. Through maturity, I will express my ideas with a lot of courage, and I will consider that others too have ideas to express. This has taught me the importance of giving others a chance to express themselves. Also, this will be facilitated by the abidance mentality, whereby I hold the belief that there is enough for every person. In the chapter, I have also learnt the importance of balancing courage and consideration. Since iI want nice things for everyone, I should have the courage to prevent them from exploiting me. Lastly, I have learnt that in order to consider a win-win situation, I have to be brave, sensitive and considerate.


Cover, S. (2004). The 7 habits of highly effective people: Powerful lessons in personal change. Florence, MA: Free Press.