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luke
27-04-2004, 11:45 PM
Steven Covey's famous 7 habits for successful people are nothing more than a free adaptation of Hokkien phrases.


So why pay thousands of dollars to listen to chao ang-mors like him when your parents, wives, husbands, and even the auntie-auntie who sweeps the floor, can give you that kind of advice every day?


Habit No 1: Be Pro-Active
Kin Ka Kin Chiew (fast leg, fast hand)

Habit No 2: Begin with the End In Mind
Ooh Tao Ooh Buay (have head, have tail)

Habit No 3: First Things First
Chik Hung Chik Hung Lai - Ban Ban Lai_
(One thing at a time, slow and steady); or
Cho Tow Seng (do first)

Habit No 4: Think Win-Win
Long Chong Ai Yarh (want to win in everything)

Habit No 5: Seek To Understand Rather Than To Be Understood
Cho Lang Ai Eh Beng Pek (you must be understanding)

Habit No 6: Synergize
Tai Kay Ai Hup Chop (all must co-perate)


Habit No 7: Sharpen the Saw
Toh Bua Lai Lai


contributed by: Bengite