Be Successful by Utilizing Highly Effective Habits you Need to Know! (Habit 6: : Synergize)

Welcome to blog post number six in the series of Be Successful by Utilizing Highly Effective Habits you Need to Know! So far we have discussed the first habit (Be Proactive) , the second habit (Begin With the End in Mind), the third habit (Put First Things First), the fourth habit (Think Win-Win), and the fifth habit (Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood) introduced by Stephen Covey in his best selling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Today we will discuss habit six, synergize!

In habit number six, Covey encourages us to create synergy in relationships in order to develop new possibilities.  He says we can do this by understanding the differences in other people’s perspectives by being open and creative.  Covey believes synergism is better than compromise because it allows us to discover solutions to problems with other people when we would be much less likely to do so by ourselves.  Unlike compromise, synergism is based on valuing the differences between people.  If two people have the same opinion, one is essentially unnecessary.  When we are aware of other people’s perspectives, new opportunities present themselves, new answers to old problems arise.  By incorporating synergism into your recovery, you can open doors to new opportunities.  Opportunities that you may have never known existed.

Today you can incorporate synergism into your relationships and your recovery.  Today you can create new answers to old problems.  Today you can be successful!

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