Bonjour everyone! The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by the late and great Stephen R. Covey: Yes, it is a classic! 😉
This is the 25th anniversary edition that Stephen R. Covey published before his passing. In this edition, Mr. Covey updates some of the content to match the changing times and climate of more present day compared to when the original book was first published. I was very impressed to read that Mr. Covey did that. It shows that he was a man open and embracive to change and new construction – much like a kitchen being renovated. It shows that he did not believe certain teachings, practise, beliefs, and theory may automatically be as effective in reaching and connecting with the masses of people today as opposed to many years ago. But at the same time, he gives tremendous respect to all of the teachings and guidance that has been out there for the last 200 years that he has studied vehemently in putting together his own content. Everything good that we connect with today we can connect with 1000 years from now. Perhaps, though, that connection can be expanded and/or revised in some way to some degree to fit the present day times.
For anyone who is seeing this book for the first time, this book is one of the greatest books of all time. Stephen Covey, the author, was an expert in the field of self development and mentorship before his passing. He most definitely left a legacy that is being carried on through his books and other avenues of teaching that you can find online.
It is amazing the way Mr. Covey is able to connect with the reader through the content he presents and the way he presents it. The tremendous energy that can be picked up on reading this book is thrilling. The reader just has to be open to that. Stephen Covey gives himself and what he shares with you in a very humble way backed up by a great amount of success in his career. And what was just written there is an extreme understatement. It is awesome what all of us are able to pick up on and then carry with us along our individual journeys through reading this book.
Cheers to one of the classics – a gem with no disguise. And cheers to the continued captivation of open minds reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. The gates are open! Come on in! 🙂