It is stated here that The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is written to be used more as a companion than a book. If one wanted to read it through first to get a feel for what’s there that’s cool. However, Mr. Covey suggests that we keep the book at hand for reference; making it easier to incorporate the habits found in his book into our daily lives.
It is also suggested that we read each chapter in the book with the intention of teaching the principles contained within to a friend, associate or loved one within forty-eight hours. Mr. Covey feels that this will help us to internalize what we read much better than if we just stayed the student; keeping the knowledge to ourselves.
What You Can Expect:
Mr. Stephen R. Covey tells us that he’s aware that no one can make another person change if they don’t want to. However, he feels that those who are willing to make changes will benefit from his book greatly. This is because it is not a quick fix solution and is based on sound time tested principles.
He explains that if we sincerely apply in our lives what he shares with us in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; we’ll find that we don’t care much about what people think about us on a personal level. We will care about what they think of themselves and their relationship with us.
We won’t feel the need to measure up to other people. We will have a greater sense of confidence, identity and self-worth. Stephen also tells us that we will have more meaningful, trust filled relationships with other people. Over time; we may even feel the need to rebuild some old relationships, as well.
Will the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Really do all of this, and more, “For you?” Read on and, “Find out!”