Top selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey, ignores trends and speaks on simple habits people can do in order to navigate life effectively and successfully. Covey defines effectiveness as the balance of obtaining desirable results with caring for that which produces those results. This business and self-help book has helped people for over 25 years in their professional and personal lives.
Covey explains how many people who have outward success, such as fame and fortune, struggle with finding inner success, such as growing healthy relationships and personal growth. People often look for “quick fixes” to their problems, which do not address the underlying problem. These shortcuts may get them to their desired result but will not aid them in the long term. For attorneys, this book turns the focus internally rather than externally. Finally, Covey also sheds light on becoming more proactive in developing the type of life that supports your values, morals, and principles.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change is a guide to “win/win” situations where you can effectively collaborate with those around you. My biggest takeaway from this book has always been to “Keep the Saw Sharp,” or make sure you are always learning and developing as a person and as a professional.