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Friday, March 6th, 2009 | FranklinCovey News, The 7 Habits | 42 Comments

 

In 1989 I noticed a new book in a New Jersey airport bookstore.  It was called The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I was a “road warrior,” a traveling consultant from Utah, and was mildly interested to find a book written by a fellow Utah native, Stephen R. Covey.  But I didn’t buy it.

That was exactly 20 years ago.

Since then Dr. Covey’s book has been called “the most influential business book of the century” (by the Wall Street Journal).  It stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for 5 years.  A “must-read” now translated into 38 languages, The 7 Habits is now in 20 million copies (and is arguably the most pirated business book in the world). Google “7 Habits” and you’ll get 14 million hits. 

In the early 1990s I started seeing this book everywhere.  When in 1995 I saw it on the desk of a high-ranking official in Saudi Arabia, I realized it was time for me to pick up a copy.

But I still put off reading it.

Meanwhile Dr. Covey was seemingly training the world in basic, unchanging principles that lead inexorably to success. More than half the employees of Fortune 500 companies were trained.  Towns, churches, and schools read the book together.  Presidents, prime ministers, and kings read the book.  Of course, above all, Oprah read it and featured it on her show.

In 1996 I sat in a dark auditorium in Orlando, Florida, with 8,000 other people to hear Dr. Covey speak. “I am a lighthouse,” he intoned in the darkness, telling a famous parable from the book, the story of a ship on the night ocean that tried to order a lighthouse to get out of its way.  His point-you can choose your course in life, but you can’t choose the consequences of your choice.

So I read the book-probably the last person on Earth to do so. I learned to focus on truly important things, not just urgent things. To listen-really listen-to other people for the first time. To think “win-win.” To get off the road, which was killing me, and find a real mission and purpose in my professional life. And to raise really super children (of course, I may be biased).

How has The 7 Habits impacted the world in the last 20 years? Hard to tell-not enough. Not nearly enough.

But I know how it’s impacted me. 

How has the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People impacted you? We’d like to hear from you.

Author: Breck England

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42 Comments to Share With Us How The 7 Habits Has Changed Your Life

Jim
March 6, 2009

This book absolutely changed my life and that of my family. Thank you Stephen for your impact in my life.

Bob Nutting
March 6, 2009

Ditto Breck!

I was in the MSP Airport 20 years ago…well aware that this book was at the top of the reading list. I bought it and started reading it…never finished it the first time I started reading it. Guess I got too busy.

Several years later, I was in the 3-day class wondering why I had not finished the book when I bought it. I was hooked from that point. Personally, the 7Habits acts as one of my conscience/accountability resources…residing in the background to remind me of effectiveness and self-awareness. I am more humble thanks to this material. I realize how far I have come and how far I have to go. It is a journey.

We will see a renewed effort to get this message to the masses. The new program for schools is phenomenal and should impact those entering the workforce over the next 13 years and beyond. This, coupled with the newer programs and signature series, will help raise awareness again.

Thanks for starting the thread.

Bob Nutting

Kerry Thomas
March 9, 2009

I have had the opportunity to facilitate this great program 55 times and each time I learn more about myself. I watch the videos and for some reason they continue to inspire me to greatness. I cannot thank Dr. Covey enough for sharing his life with us and giving us a system to intake information and make the best use of it. Nothing compares to the 7 Habits and I have been blessed. Take care and make it a great day.

Akhator Marcel Igberaese
March 11, 2009

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was sent to me by a company that sells books in the United States of America in 1994. The title was all i need to read the book, and i have been reading it since then. The book has completely changed my thinking in so many ways. I listen to people now with the intention to understand, and also try to see the good in other peoples’ thinking.

I have applied the principles taught in the 7 Habits in almost all areas of my work as a Consultant, i have given out more than ten copies of the 7 Habits as gifts to close friends, who have in turn done so for other close friend of theirs. i also have five copies in my houses one for each member of my family. i have been truly blessed by the 7 Habits, and i know that i will continue to read it for years to come, as i teach the principles taught in the 7 Habits to my field staff and clients alike. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one book that must form part of my luggage whenever i travel.

Sam
March 14, 2009

I was first exposed to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in 1989. It was great then and it is still great today. Once I learned about them, it changed everything. Over the years I have throughly enjoyed being a student of the 7 Habits.

Thank you Stephen.

Amy Korn-Reavis
March 15, 2009

My first class when I returned to college used the & Habits as a text book. Our whole education was based on the foundation that we created while going through each of the habits. I have continued following the habits as my career has evolved, my family has grown and my I am now wokring at created a difference in my community.

Thank you for writing this book and chaning your community.

rocky
March 16, 2009

the 7 habits class shocked me and open my mind sharply

mary beth larsen
March 20, 2009

I will use the meeting, presenation and project planning tools.

Preetam
March 21, 2009

After reading the book, I came know the real art of living…. Thanks Dr. Covey

Gokalp Disiacik
March 28, 2009

I cannot thank Dr. Covey enough for the things he taught me in his books. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is such a powerful guide, that you need to read at least twice a year. Applying the 7 habits effectively changes life from a problematic environment to an endevour, where everything (including self) becomes a project. Direction, priority, proactivity, win/win, execution, meaning, values, empathy, synergy were the words I have used all my life without actually (deeply) understanding until I’ve met Dr. Covey. God bless him.

Dipti Shirole
March 29, 2009

The 7 habits helps me to live my life at a much deeper level. I strive everyday to live like I have a contribution to make to this Earth. There are so many lives that I touch… I want them to remember me fondly… I want to remind them that they are wonderful, beautiful people with great, great potential. And it is the 7 habits that have opened my eyes to this wonderful reality that we are not our weaknesses or our habits or our moods.

We are full of great potential.

The book is my Bible and I keep it in my living room where I spend most of my time. I refer to it often. There are some parts of the book that I still have difficulty understanding. But the parts that I DO understand, I apply in my life.

I came across the book when I was around 19. My life was a mess, I had done badly academically and I was hopelessly dependant on others especially my mom for approval.

Today I am 28 and I am quite literally “standing on my own (two feet)” which means I am independant. I don’t depend on others for approval.

My mother harrassed me endlessly for four long years. She thought that by doing so, her “failed” daughter would suddenly “shape up” and become an Interior Designer. But that never happened. Then I contacted a counselling organisation and they helped me to get treatment for my mental illness which was the root cause of me having “failed” in life in the first place.
During those dark days of endless verbal abuse, I would remeber my 7 habits book and the story of Viktor Frankl, who despite being in such a situation so bad, turned it into a postive one.
Today, I am my mom’s BEST FRIEND. Whenever there is a problem, 80% of the time she comes to me. She feels happy when we spend ime together… We get along…

I never really knew the true meaning of the word responsibilty till I read the 7 habits.

I’m glad we had this book in our home and I read it one fine day and started my journey…

This journey of responsible living is not easy but its well worth it.

I am deeply grateful to Mr. Covey for publishing his book. God bless him… He has brought to me million joys…

Thank you Mr. Covey…

M. Fuad Sharuji
March 29, 2009

I have read the 7 Habits since 1996 and since then have lived the spirit of the 7-Habits. It has profoundly shifted my paradigm and have significantly changed my life! This book is not rocket science ~ most of it are common sense and knowledge, and very simple to understand. After living and practising the 7-Habits, it has defintely made me a better person, more focused in my life, my family, work and community. I have a sense of accomplishment and contentment with strong personal leadership qualities. I have become an example to my family and friends for my contributions at work, to them and the society. I also attribute my wife and son’s personal and academic success to this book. My bond and relationship with my family, friends and relatives is now at new heights, and yet my achievement and success at work at most gratifying.

Thank you, Dr. Covey!

Bonnie Clark
March 30, 2009

After reading this book I was able to change my behavior to prioritize what was important rather than urgent. In a commission business as I have always been this is vitally important but sometimes hard to accomplish. It helped me learn how to say no!

Thank you for allowing me to see myself in the pages of your book.

Windell
April 2, 2009

Learning to live in quadrant 2 takes alot of practice but has given me freedom, peace and time.
Preparation
Prevention
Values clarifacation
Planning
relationship building
True re creation
Empowerment

All else can wait……..

Roman
April 2, 2009

This book should be in hotel rooms and handed out to prisoners. It is so powerful that every other page I have to stop and meditate on it, re-read it and imagine just how different my life would be had I come upon this book when I was younger. This is what needs to be taught in school if we want to have a society that can overcome all the real and imagined problems we face.

Sustainable Energy Man
April 2, 2009

be proactive…that’s my favourite

faridahartono
April 2, 2009

yes,stephen.i’ve shared whatever i’ve read in yr books with my family,m relatives n my audience.and it has really changed their lives.thanx

Amit Bhasin
April 8, 2009

Thank you Dr. Covey. Thank you.

Spent 20 years drunk and 13 years in prison. On my last trip to the joint (1996) I stumbled in to 7 Habits. Covey’s explanation of the Personality vs. the Character Ethic and his discussion of personal responsibility (Ability to Respond) CHANGED MY LIFE.

Today I have a wonderful family, successful businesses, beautiful homes in the mountains of Colorado and on the shores of Maui. And despite dropping out of high school in the ninth grade (1979), I now have an MBA – went to jail not Yale!

Unbelievably, I have a book coming out in September called The Upside of Fear, which outlines the journey.

Thanks Dr. Covey. Thanks a million… and then some!

Norma Ríos
May 13, 2009

A QUIEN CORRESPONDA:

Hola, soy una ama de casa con hijos adolescentes, un psicólogo me recomendó el libro de LOS 7 HÁBITOS DE LOS ADOLESCENTES ALTAMENTE EFECTIVOS, ya que no es nada fácil educar o tratar de educar a los hijos en la actualidadaún no termino el ejemplar pero llegue a la parte del libro en donde por error de la editorial claro, no tiene impresas varias páginas que son: 144, 145, 148, 149, 1452, 153, 156, 157, 160, 161, 164, 165, 168, 169, 172 y 173, como podrán imaginar mi molestia fue muy grande, ya que en verdad el libro es maravilloso, no tienen idea de las grandes verdades que ahí dice, y estoy segura me ayudará muchísimo, tanto a mí como a mis hijos, desafortunadamente para mí ya no cuento con la nota de compra y según me dijeron se necesita para realizar cualquier reclamo, la compra la hice en la ciudad de Cuernavaca, Morelos, México, por desgracia para mí no cuento con suficientes recursos económicos para poder adquirirlo nuevamente.
Aunque yo sé que no es culpa de ustedes, quisiera que me orientaran acerca de qué puedo hacer al respecto.
Agradezco mucho la atención prestada al presente y en espera de su respuesta, los saludo muy atentamente.

Sra. Norma Ríos.

Glenn
May 14, 2009

It has made me a better leader, father, brother and friend. I used to spew out the first thing that came to mind without concern for the effects it had on others. After reading your book 15-20 years ago it has made me a better and more whole independent yet interdependent person.

Thanks

Haris Alisic
May 14, 2009

I run my life, my family and my business according to the things I learned in this book. Everyone I know has been recommended to read it. I coach my kids, my friends and their children in accordance with the principles of the book.

I am eternally grateful to Mr. Covey for writing this book and to my friend and previous boss Ola Forsstrom-Olsson for recommending it to me. The fact that Mr. Covey also is a believer just made me love that book even more and accept it easier because that fact added to his credibility in my eyes.

Since then we have also read Seven habits of effective families and purchased first thing’s first.

Evelyne Wilden
May 14, 2009

The “7 Habits” have changed my life, I’m greateful to Dr Covey for sharing this with us. His books and the facilitation seminars changed and motivated many people that I know too. Using these habits every day, make my life something worth to remember. I encourage every one to read this program and follow its precepts.

Karen
May 14, 2009

I have been recommending The 7 Habits to friends, students and clients for years. When something new comes onto the self-help market this book is one of the rulers I use to measure the worth of the latest ideas.

Carrie Wynne
May 14, 2009

Love your work. I’ve repeatedly listened to the tapes in my car on the way up to the cottage every weekend. I’ve worn them out. the 7 Habits have impacted my life in many ways. Thank you

Sandra Aguillon
May 14, 2009

The 7 Habits saved me.

varun
May 14, 2009

Dear Dr. Covey,

You dont have idea, how much it has helped me. Its just too good and too deep to digest everything even after reading and listening 3 times (so far). I can list few changes:-

1. Clarity about planning and execution connection.
2. P and PC balance
3. Sticking to values which my parents taught me about character and authenticity.
4. My belief got strengthen to persue my DREAM !!! :)

Dont know how to thank you. But I can pass on this to many people around me…
I would cherish, if ever i can meet you for 10 mins.

thanks again for helping people whom you even dont know!

In the Zone,
-Varun Mishra

Ananth
May 15, 2009

Hi,
I always refer to this book as the one which really set me out to discover my power and potential. I think the most profound message from this book to me was recognition of the fact that we are responsible….

No matter what happens to us, the response to that is determined by us. There is a space between stimulus and response and we have all the power in the world to use that space.. It hit me as hard as it hit Covey which he mentions in the book..

Love this book.. I also read the – seven habits of highly successful families and it impacted me a lot. There is a sentence which is repeated many times in the book which says something like -’ I dont care how much you know, till I know how much you care’ .. I think that has helped me a lot tooo.. Actually I have tried advising my brother without having the relation or the emotional bank balance and failed miserably and after I read this book, the relation has improved a lot.. Now my parents ask me to advice him as they know that he will do what I tell or atleast try to understand what I tell..

I think they are gems and I am lucky to have had the chance to read them.

Preetam
May 15, 2009

Eating, sleeping and mating are the same qualities for both human beings and animals, but what is it that separates the human from animals that make humans super creatures. Dr. Covey has explained that natural qualities of a human, most of us are unaware of these qualites. After reading seven habits of highly effective people, I realy came to what the real meaning of life is and what is the importance things we ignore as being mino, but in true sense they are major.
Thank You Dr. Stephen Covey…..

iman
May 15, 2009

i wouldent be alive today if it wasent for 7 habits.. thanks Dr. Covey

Teri
May 18, 2009

I am writing this to express my appreciation for 7 habits, but my true vision is to be able to give you, Dr.Covey, a big hug, because you are like family.I found the courage to leave my abusive relationship knowing my circle of concern was much larger than my circle of influence. In doing so, my circle of influence grew exponentially.I try everyday to incorporate the 7 habits into all aspects of my life; I hope one day they are truly habits. I am not much of a reader, but the second time reading the book was even better than the first; and the Family version transcended the original. I am working on a service project I believe to be the 7 habits brought to life. I would love nothing more than for it to touch and improve as many lives as you have. Until we meet, thank you and God bless you, your family, and your staff.

Justine Sutley
May 20, 2009

I discovered the 7 Habits philosophy when my boss sent me to a workshop on “time management.” What I found was a way to manage my life based on what was important to me, not anyone else; to learn to be more effective with people around me; to focus on the things that I could change rather than worry about the things I couldn’t, and so much more. As a professional communicator, the impact of living the 7 Habits is immeasurable. Truly listening to people and trying to understand them and their points of view seems to have opened up a whole new world for me. I listen to the various CD collections and reread the book from time-to-time because I often hear something that I didn’t focus on before or I am simply reminded of why I rely on these habits so much. I teach them to my family, my coworkers, my students. Probably most rewarding is that my daughter became a student of the 7 Habits and we actually have discussions about these things. She was God’s greatest gift to me. She lives the 7 Habits and is an effective, intelligent, persistent young lady. Without having learned and internalized these habits, I’m not sure what our family would be like today. Thank you Stephen for detecting these habits and helping us all to learn to develop them.

Camil. El Khoury
May 22, 2009

I have read the 7 habits in 1998 and was amazed to find my purpose, it opened doors for me to start taking a coaching diploma, and then made it my vision to join franklincovey. I joined the team in Dubai and started living the habits. I left FC 2 years later to become an international speaker and now wrote my first book called ” Do what you Love, Love what you do”.
Thanks to the 7 habits i am a very successful person that enjoy life to the max.

Sonless Martin
May 28, 2009

The knowledge that i received from the 7 habits was unparrell. As a student who has obtained my bachelors degree and now pursuing my masters, i felt as though this book should be incorporated in the graduate level. Mr. Covey job well done.

David Palmer
June 9, 2009

Many years ago, I became interested in the science of time management. I wanted to be better organised, and more productive at work. I started with some of the time management texts that are now shrouded in the mists of time, so long ago it was that I read them. One of the books I picked up in my search for improved productivity at work was a book called First Things First, which was also written by Dr Covey. It blew my mind.

It contained all the information I needed on time management – how to get things done, how to prioritise, how to set and manage goals, and so on. But this book went much further in addressing the subject of ‘time’ management – it went to the core of man’s endless search for ways to be a better person and to improve interpersonal relationships, and it also identified how there was a whole lot more to life than simply getting more done. In fact, it opened my eyes to the fact that getting more done actually had a tendency to get in the way of life!

Suffice to say I was intrigued, so I went out and bought the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Since that time in the early 1990s, I have read the book probably hundreds of times. I have studied it, and I have listened to the audio versions on my way to and from work. I have attended the Seven Habits Workshop presented by Franklin Covey Europe. I have made the effort to present the concepts to my personal and professional peers. Above all, I have become something that I was not when I first read it.

When it first came to my attention, I was a disgruntled uniformed police constable. I had temporarily achieved the dizzy height of Detective Constable, an overriding ambition of mine at that time, only to ‘fail’ the Aide process, and not be invited back. Having tried again, I felt I was knocked back for the most spurious of reasons. I had therefore thrown down my teddy and refused to accept a disguised offer to have another go – in fact, I would say I missed the offer because of my own belief in the unfairness of the system for selecting detectives that existed at that time. I was on the edge of depression, although I did not realise it until, just in time, a line manager (and good friend) caught me in time for me to step back from the edge.

The first thing I did was to regain my sense of personal responsibility (Habit 1, see post). I decided that I could do something about the way I worked. I chose to focus my working efforts, unofficially, in one specific area. I stress that I did not ignore my other duties, but I did find something that I enjoyed doing, and at which I was exceptionally good. Specifically, I took on the role of ‘bounty hunter’; I decided that I would administer and effect the execution of all warrants in my busy section. I also took it upon myself to trace and effect the arrest of every wanted person in my section.

I became a legend! I achieved the ‘honour’ of completely emptying the warrants file of the second busiest section in the force on two or three occasions; I traced all but one of the wanted persons circulated not only in my section but in some of the other divisional stations as well. I mention this not as an exercise in self-glorification, but to set the stage for what happened later and to demonstrate how focus on a strength can achieve remarkable results.

The skills I employed in that one area of investigation bore fruit in other ways. For example, this activity took place in the early years of computerisation in the police service. Most of the information I needed was available on the many and varied databases available to officers at that time. So I had to not only utilise the computer systems but I also had to apply lateral thinking in developing the broad strands of data available on each system, and on the alternative paper systems still in use. I had to use my imagination. I also had to research the legalities of what I was doing.

This is where my own personal development took off.

I became the ‘expert’ on the use of computers. I can’t build one, but if any one in my working environment has a computer usage problem (as opposed to a hardware glitch) they have been known to call on me, and I sort it.

I took up legal studies and made the effort to qualify, outside the service, as a Legal Executive. I am now (technically) more qualified than many of the legal representatives coming to defend clients in police stations. On one occasion a legal adviser actually told his client I was more qualified than the adviser!

I joined the Board of the Institute of Professional Investigators (IPI), the premier organisation representing professional (usually private) investigators in the UK. I eventually headed that Institute – the first and as yet only police officer to do so – and I came to represent it on the Competency Criteria consultation group of the Security Industry Authority, the quasi-government organisation responsible for the licensing of private investigators, and itself directly answerable to the Home Office.

With the IPI, I worked with others to create the Investigator Modules of training for the International Institute of Security’s City and Guilds Qualification in Security Management (Investigator Route).

I wrote two books, one called The Manual for Professional Investigators, the other called, unsurprisingly ‘Tracing – the Investigators Guide to Finding Wanted and Missing Persons’. That second book has also been published ‘hard copy’ by a respected US specialist publisher in the field of investigation.

But I also suffered a setback. In 1999, I sought, and was given the job of Field Intelligence Officer for two sectional stations. I had tried three times for such a role and had failed the first two interviews. On the third occasion, I was given the job based on the strengths demonstrated in those failed attempts.

I lasted 8 months before I was ‘sent back’ into uniform. (Quite why that is seen as a punishment when it is in fact an honour, beats me.)

My Detective Inspector was on my side, but he had the unenviable task of telling it like it was – that despite what we both felt was an unjust situation, if I fought it and won I would inevitably have found myself in the same situation again and again because of those involved. I admit, now, that I lost control of my emotions over the loss of what had been so important to me, and I shed many tears in front of that DI.

I chose to leave that Division and set up home elsewhere. There I went back to basics and returned to what I was good at, only to discover that having been commended in one Division for my efforts on bail jumpers I was now criticised for doing exactly the same thing. I was appraised as being a very poor performer. (I was on the point of being sent to the Chief Superintendent for words of advice, avoiding that only by reminding my supervisor that the rating he gave me would have made that precise consequence a requirement rather than an option.) As a professional, proud of what I do, that hurt.

But I had read the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. I applied what I had read, and I used what I believed in.

The first thing I did after receiving the ‘very poor’ appraisal was to step back and ask myself why that had happened. I went into hospital for an overnight stay (that turned into two), and on the day before an operation I sat down and took stock. I looked at what had given rise to the criticisms made of me: I acknowledged those that had merit and I identified the way in which unfair criticism had been partly the result of the way I communicated my standards to others. I addressed all of those issues and the following annual appraisal – from the same supervisor – was ‘excellent’. I did have to see the Chief Superintendent then, but for significantly different reasons!

At the end of that year, an opportunity arose for four productive officers in that Division to establish a new ‘crime car’ initiative. I was one of those selected. At the end of twelve months establishing that role, I was invited to act in a temporary position as a Detective Constable. This resulted in my being awarded a Trainee Investigator position. I underwent the Initial Criminal Investigators Development Programme, came top in the force in the relevant examination and completed that programme within nine months of my appointment, half the ‘expected’ time allotted for the process. I was awarded my certificate at a senior CID officer’s conference later that year. The Detective Superintendent who awarded me my completion certificate had been the DI in front of whom I had shown emotional distress 4 years earlier!

I was back where I was supposed to be. And since then, applying the lessons of effectiveness learned through my studies of the Seven Habits and related materials, I have been appointed as a Fraud Investigator in the Financial Crime Unit in my organisation, a goal I set myself four years ago.

I credit what I have achieved in the last 10 years to the lessons taught in Dr Covey’s book.

Pim
June 11, 2009

The 7 habits was initially a challenge for me – since it really challenged my thinking. Once I got it understood, I was able to share it with friends, and later I was able to teach the 7 habits to members of my team. It has made a real positive impact on my life, and to those who surround me. Whenever I’m not on track, I always go back to my notes from the 7 habits, and quickly find my way back on the right path. Thank you for this classic book !
I will recommend this for as long as I live.

Luis Ahumada
June 14, 2009

Thank you S. R. Covey.. im from Mexico, i’m 19 years old.. i’m glad i read “Los 7 hábitos” being a teenager.

Ismail Ibahim
June 29, 2009

I just completed the training last Friday (26th June 2009) and I have not being the same.
I totally have a diffrent view about live, my paradigm has changed and I honestly wish that the training should not end.
I am still writing my mission statement and I will do all I can to teach and live the habits.

Thank you very much for this life changing work of yours.

olumide omojuyigbe
July 11, 2009

I try to read the 7 habits once every year at leaast, I have now read it 3 times. There is no book in the world that has affected my life in more fundamental ways apart from the bible. The key to its great value lies in its elegant simplicity without being simplistic. Covey is the Drucker of personal effectiveness. What is common to both of these icons and that makes them very different from some of our other contemporary writers is the focus on the undergirding principles rather than tactical manouvers a la Tom Peters. In my country, there is much superficiality which does not promote sustainable effectiveness, 7 habits is massivley different. As a consultant, one of the first things I tell participants in our programes and client is, buy the 7 Habits. Thanks Covey for leaving such a powerful legacy.

Zeyar
September 25, 2009

Dear Dr. Covey,
The core of the book lies in the motto, “Maps are not territory”. I have seen and two people lost their way because of the map. The reason is they are so so cling to the map and never take a look at the ground.
Have u ever practice meditation? The truth do exist but we cannot see because of our ego. We are just the byproduct of the process.

Preeti
December 10, 2009

This is the best book i have every read. It helped me to understand why two people might say opposite things but both can be equally right; only difference could be their perspective. I liked the idea to evaluate the circle of concern and circle of influence. The book taught me forgiveness as now i understand other people’s perspective, which were bizzare to me before i read this book. I still am not able to practice all the 7 habits, which i know is why i am not as successful in my career as i can be with the potential i have. Its on my agenda to re-read the book and practice it in my life A to Z asap.

yoyopopo
June 27, 2012

just wanted to be the first comment after 3 years… :) mauritius is the best

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