7 Habits of Highly Effective People is the one book on self-development you need to read and re-read every year for at least five years. This book gave me a wake-up call not just to get my life correctly ordered but to think properly or else.
Steven Covey addresses many different topics in this book. His argument is for people to live principled-centred lives versus value centred. Covey also illustrates what happens when we don’t understand the paradigms that govern our lives.
- Covey explains that paradigms are the lens through which we view and perceive the world. We can build a paradigm quite quickly, but it’s challenging to shake, similar to habits.
- Covey proposes the seven key habits are based on the laws of nature. For example, “you cannot reap what you do not sow.”
- “True success and enduring happiness are only found by integrating these principles into their basic character.” (Stephen R. Covey)
Reading Covey’s influential work will help you sift through the BS of personal development and your life. It’s truth-seeking and difficult. I recommend this book to anyone who desires to live a life of truth.
For small business owners, this book will help you better lead your team and mitigate the risk of you becoming what prevents your organization from reaching its potential.
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