By Izzy Afriyie
HERE IS MY REVIEW of Stephen R. Covey’s book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:
INCREDIBLY AUTHENTIC! I appreciate authenticity and this book gave me just that. Here are some incredible lessons I took away from this book.
This book outlines two success triggers, namely character ethics and personality ethics.
Personality ethics teaches success as a function of a person’s personality, public image, or certain skills and techniques that can be incorporated into human interactions to ensure a person’s success.
Character ethics on the other hand teaches success as a function of a person’s integrity, temperance, courage, patience, humility, etc.
The difference between the two is essentially who a person is at heart and who a person is perceived to be.
It is the difference between authentic long term growth and development which leads to success and short term quick-fix schemes.
It is the difference between successful living based on true and unchanging universal principles which are cultivated from within and practiced from the inside out, and inauthentic personality traits that are adapted to produce short term rewards.
The 7 habits that are outlined in this book are based on character ethics. They are based on true universal principles that do not offer quick fixes or short cuts. They require a person’s willingness to gradually grow to attain self-awareness, independence, interdependence, and the inevitable successful living that comes with it
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