Monday, July 20, 2009

Everyday Greatness by Stephen R. Covey

Everyday Greatness is a book that demands to be read over multiple sittings. Compiled of stories from Reader's Digest, you will discover the inspirational lessons from celebrities, writers, politicians, actors and more.

Each chapter gives you three stories from three different people followed by quotes that fit within the theme.

The themes range from finding meaning in your life, taking charge, dreaming (life not the sleep kind), overcoming hardship and much much more.

I keep saying more because this book clocks in at 434 pages.

The first story had me dreading reading the rest. Not because I didn't enjoy it, but because it was almost a tear jerker. I wasn't ready to read sad story after sad story. Luckily most of the stories are positive and not ending with a death.

The things you learn about people like Chuck Norris as a bagger and Mrs. Ford as a drug addict are just a few of the tid-bits you'll uncover as you learn a little bit about yourself on the way.

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1 comment:

dannielo said...

If you would like to implement some of Stephen Covey’s best ideas, you can use this web aplication:

You can use it to manage and prioritize your Goals (in each of your life’s categories), projects and tasks, in an intuitive interface. It has a Checklists section, for the repetitive activities you have to do, important but not urgent (Quadrant II, for example your routines/habits). Also, it features a Schedules section and a Calendar, for scheduling you time, activities and for the weekly review.

Some features from GTD are also present, like Contexts and Next Actions.

And it’s available on the mobile phone too, so you can access it wherever you are.