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Before you can adopt the seven habits, you'll need to accomplish what Covey calls a "paradigm shift"--a change in perception and interpretation of how the world works. Covey takes you through this change, which affects how you perceive and act regarding productivity, time management, positive thinking, developing your "proactive muscles" (acting with initiative rather than reacting), and much more.
This isn't a quick-tips-start-tomorrow kind of book. The concepts are sometimes intricate, and you'll want to study this book, not skim it. When you finish, you'll probably have Post-it notes or hand-written annotations in every chapter, and you'll feel like you've taken a powerful seminar by Covey. --Joan Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It really makes you think, and you will see things in a new and clearer way.
The problem is that Covey tends to intellectualize these concepts to the point that many readers may find it difficult to understand what he's talking about at times.
Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, is a book that will change one's life.
It's a great piece of work by Covey. I'll highly recommend this book to those who want to achieve lot of the things in there life.
Best of luck.
Other than it being very long and a little overly complex in parts, I really enjoyed it. None of the principles themselves are especially new, but that's sort of the point; to... Read morePublished 11 hours ago by T. Wagner
Have to read this several times! Rich with self evaluation! Awesome bookPublished 23 hours ago by Grandma
Very enlightening research that every U.S. citizen should read. What we read and hear in the news today has been developing for many years. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Ronald Traxler
This book has made a big difference in my life. Now 8 years later I am reading it again, I see that I still use things that I got from the book without even realizing it. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Anthony R. Treleven