The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Book Review

The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People

Written By: Stephen R. Covey

Author Credentials: Covey has pursued a varied, but useful series of degress, including a Bachelor of Science, MBA, and a Doctorate in Religion. He has written several books on the subject of principle and leadership, including The Leader in Me and The 8th Habit.

Stephen also taught as a professor for the Mariott School of Management at Brigham Young University and has created his own online community dedicated to creating a new generation of leaders.

Publication Date: 1989, 2004.

Category: Personal Growth, Interpersonal Relationships.

Best Place To Buy: You can grab a copy Amazon.com for $11.98 by clicking here.

Summary:

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is a guide to producing the most effective habits to create a successful life. While everyone has their own definition of success, these habits are the foundation that supports every zero-to-hero and rags-to-riches story you’ve ever been told.

Stephen Covey uses his own life experience and the stories of people he has consouled to illustrate the power of these seven habits and their ability to generate consistent levels of success across many industries and areas of life. The relatable nature of his stories and the common-sense approach to becoming successful is a strong point, the language is simple but effective.

Who Should Read This?

The simple concepts and well-illustrated system for success makes for a read that will benefit readers of all ages, although I would personally recommend it as a gift for anyone over the age of 14, due to the basic level of maturity needed to understand the long-term benefits of reading this book. Anyone looking to start their own journey to becoming the best that they can be, to accept responsibility for their own actions and overcome a hard turn of events, or someone looking to take their mediocre lifestyle to the next level and pursue their dreams should ABSOLUTELY read this book at least ONCE.

 

Pros/Cons:

Pros:

1. Simple, effective language makes it easy to understand for anyone age 14 or older.

2. Timeless, re-usable wisdom that can be helpful across many facets of life.

3. A lifetime of trial-and-error advice boiled down into an easily implemented plan for success.

Cons:

1. Not an instant solution, like many things will require patience to fully appreciate.

2. Lengthy Read, at nearly 400 pages long it is not a read for the feint of heart, but will be well worth it for those who make the journey.

Conclusion:

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is one of the best books I’ve ever read, at the very least is in the top 3 most influential books to my life. Understanding my own power to change my habits and improve my life has been a blessing, and it should be on the reading list of anyone looking to improve themselves, secure their future, and chase their dreams.

If you’re ready to realize your potential, or know someone who could use a change in their lives, you can grab a copy from Amazon for just under twelve bucks, or about two small Starbucks Expressos. Click here to start the journey, and be sure to check out some of the other great reads down below!

Similar Reads:

1. How to Win Friends and Influence People: This one is a bit on the Machiavellian side of things, a pretty cut and dry way of looking at the world and getting what you want. I do NOT recommend taking this book ver batem, but as with many of the books I read it contains valuable insight on the inner workings of reality that will help you flesh out your surroundings, which will eventually help you become the person you want to be.

2. The Tactical Guide to Women: I know you’re probably wondering “What in tarnation does finding a partner have to do with self-improvement” and all I have to say to that is, it doesn’t. But there is plenty of useful information on psychology and understanding motives that will help you refine your motives and have the laser-focus you need to achieve your goals.

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4 thoughts to “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Book Review”

  1. Hi there,

    I understand you must have quite an extensive library! ‘The 7 Habits’ by Steve Covey are essential for not just people who want to develop, but for everyone whether they know it or not. We are all on a journey in life and we need to learn how to effectively cope when hard times hit.

    I believe being consistent in the small things of life, for example, waking up early in the morning to meditate, is a great way to start the day. Life doesn’t have to just happen to us, but rather we should ‘happen’ to it. In positive and beneficial ways to ourselves and those in our sphere of influence.

    Your article was very timely and I have learnt from you.

    Thank you for sharing!

    1. Hi, great to see that someone has gotten value out of my content! Thanks for reading and be sure to stick around for some of my upcoming articles where I dive into the recipe for success! Have a great future!

  2. Hi dear author,
    I’ve heard the audio recordings for the book before and I have to say this book is DEFINITELY a go-getter book for any entrepreneur / a person who’s seeking to develop highly effective habits for their work productivity and daily life.

    An absolute choice for anybody who wants to soar higher in their LIFE and ACHIEVEMENTS. I couldn’t recommend more. Anybody who’s “obsessed” with personal growth (personal development) should grab themselves a COPY OF THIS.

    1. Thanks, personally I used to hate audio books and found them disorienting, but now I listen to them almost everyday on my way to work, which has helped increase my productivity. If you’re looking to learn more I put out a few articles each week and will be taking a closer look at some physical improvements to myself that others can learn from. Be sure to stay tuned and thanks again for taking the time to comment!

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