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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

I liked this book, but I didn’t like it that much. Sometimes I felt it was motivating, but other times I found it a bit “common sense” with what it was trying to teach. The author himself says that he hasn’t made up these habits, that they are just natural laws.

It’s well-structured and put together, and I appreciated the examples mentioned. Even if the world has changed since its original publication in 1989, I can see that the content is still relevant today.

However, a huge disappointment came by reading his personal note at the end of the book, where he says that the source of these habits is God, “the Creator and Father of us all”. I think he should have put this note at the beginning of the book, to immediately make the reader aware of his religious influence in what he was writing.

Overall a good book, but it’s not on my list of suggested books to read.

From Goodreads:

In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity — principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.