I read this classic by the late Stephen Covey at least fifteen years ago–probably longer. Ever since I took the tape course, Insight on Time Management by Charles Hobbs, when I was 26, I have been setting my goals based on my highest values and character qualities. No, I have NOT succeeded all the time. In fact, I have had some miserable failures which some day I will write about. But I know that this knowledge has helped me tremendously on my path of increasingly simplifying my life. Little things like telling the truth…can seriously simplify your life!
As I write my book, Downsize Fast!, I am using the seven habits as foundational for helping people to do this life changing work of downsizing, simplifying and organizing. Doing the research on the seven habits lead me to this wonderful synopsis.
I would love to hear from you about how you use these habits, how they have inspired you, or if you just heard of them–what do you think?