Stephen Covey has made a best-seller named “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People“, which made him worldwide famous.
I admit that, not all best-sellers are worthy to read. So in this review I’ll only tell you what I thought about it.
The book deals with principles and ideas that highly successful people adopt. In his book Stephen describes successful people as those who mastered these principles and are not attracted by techniques.
What I liked about the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
– Depth: this book deals with a lot of psychology and makes you question your beliefs and yourself. It’s written in a way that you read it over and over again. At each pass, you understand something new. That’s a sign that the author knows his stuff and has a profound message to deliver.
– real world examples: Stephen mentioned some real world stories he experienced in the past.
What I did not like about the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
– too few exercises: there are only a couple of exercises that Stephen laid in his book. I think he should’ve included more exercises to apply the material.
For whom I recommend the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
I recommend Stephen’s book to the advanced-level self development enthusiasts and readers. It’s not the kind of books that you read once and then come out with your friends bragging about your new technique :) I recommend it to people who want to look at their lives as a whole and desire to incorporate timeless principles to live by.
You can get your copy of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” here.