Book Review: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey






Before I had any intention to review this book, I didn’t really pay attention to the details embedded in it. I thought it was just like every other book/article of similar theme that I have read, jam-packed with the dogmas of their authors, that every reader is expected to adopt. But I was wrong; Dr. Stephen Covey’s project is quite different. In his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, he shows, guides…and leaves you to make the right decisions. 

After several years of careful and detailed assessments of the human nature, Covey came up with the fundamental principles of effectiveness, the basis of which is the character ethics as opposed to the quick-fix personality ethics, which we clearly misunderstood to be the true recipe for success. He integrates these principles into seven habits. And like a value-driven educator, he was so liberal with his experience and analogies that, at the end, you will not only feel as though you know him, but also that he knows you. For everyone, this book is a must-have.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People takes you through the art of self-mastery, which provides a character base from which you can efficiently work on the personality-oriented aspects of your effectiveness. This book is the trigger for a massive positive paradigm shift. And I cannot help but agree more with Brian Tracy (Author of Psychology of Achievement), who described Covey as an American Socrates.

For the records, I rate it five out of five. You may give your own rating in the comments section below.


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Stephen Richards Covey was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

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