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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Updated: Feb 14, 2020

Day 351


As I finished reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey, I realized that, in fact, I've only just begun to read it.

My first pass through it included underlining plenty of words and taking some notes. My next pass through it will take a little bit longer.

The message within is powerful. I don't plan on reading it again solely because I want to, I'm going to read it again because the book deserves a more careful and deliberate study.

Covey's message of principle centered leadership cuts right to the core of who I want to be as a leader, not only in my work, but also in my family and beyond. It is clear that Covey was a family man who cared deeply about his wife and children, which is undoubtedly one of the biggest reasons I enjoyed reading the book.

I want to truly understand the message on a deeper level so that I can apply it appropriately and effectively in my own life.

There are hundreds of quotable sentences within the pages of the book, too many to choose a favorite, so I'll share my favorite epigraph from the chapter about Habit 7:

Sometimes when I consider what tremendous

consequences come from little things...

I am tempted to think...

there are no little things...

Bruce Barton

This book was not what I expected. It is much much more.

Real change begins inside of you.

You have the power.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a good place to start.

The 7 Habits:

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Habit 4: Think Win/Win

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Habit 6: Synergize

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

For my take on some of the other things I've read checkout Book Recommendations



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