Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A sad day. Stephen R Covey author of the 7 habits RIP - we owe you so much

FILE - This Feb. 25, 2003 file photo shows Dr. Stephen R. Covey at a training session at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Covey, the motivational speaker best known for the book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," died Monday, July 16, 2012, in Idaho three months after a serious bicycle accident in Utah. He was 79. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)
Yesterday we heard the sad news that Stephen R. Covey died from complications from a bicycling accident he had in April. Stephen was 79. 

Stephen Covey wrote the book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People." (Here is the Kindle Edition of the book.) 

But it was so much more than just a book. I still count it as one of the major influencers that changed the way a generation thinks. I have always tried to follow those seven habits. When a book shapes decades of life for millions of people that is a testament to the influence the Stephen had.

If you want a quick recap of the seven habits you can go to Wikipedia. But here is a recap. In memory of Stephen R. Covey I urge everyone to review these habits and apply them:

  1. Be Proactive
  2. Begin with the end in mind
  3. Put First Things First
  4. Think Win-Win
  5. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
  6. Synergize
  7. Sharpen the Saw

If we each apply these seven habits, together we can make an immense positive difference in the world.

Stephen R. Covey Rest In Peace. You have given so much and we are eternally thankful.

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