Book Review-The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Merry Christmas again. Hope all of you spent some amazing time with the most important people in your lives. I wanted to share this with all of you on a very important day.

Look at the people around us who accumulate financial prosperity. Look at the people who enjoy massive success in their careers, and have amazing relationships with their significant others, coworkers, friends, and families.

What makes these people different? Why do they have this kind of success with the different pillars of their lives? Stephen Covey highlights the important truths throughout his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, on what produces the satisfaction and fulfillment highly effective people experience on a daily basis.

The main point of this book is that everything is about prioritizing. We must know what is important to us, and have the ability to focus and push away everything else that is not important. For example, having a great relationship with our significant other means that we must first work on building trust (called the emotional bank account deposit). Then we must continue to maintain our relationship to our partners through doing what we say we are going to do. One technique Covey highlights is under-promising and over-delivering. Doing a little more than what is expected will go a long way.

Throughout The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey advocates that we must become independent first before becoming interdependent. We must work on ourselves before having the ability to form great relationships with others. In my personal opinion, I think this is partially true. We must also have those people in our lives that can push us and hold us accountable for our actions. This is how we build creativity and grow as people.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People teaches us many important lessons on life that were not taught in school. These are essential skills for the business world and to build and maintain great relationships. We must have the ability to prioritize whats important, while throwing out everything else that does not give us what we need. Happy reading!

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Hi everyone, my name is Christian Adams. I am currently an undergraduate student majoring in sociology who is looking to be a career counselor. I want to help others find what they want to do, and show them how to get there. Building this blog has created the opportunity to reach out and help others in need of guidance. I feel you will enjoy the content I post on here. Happy reading!