Did you ever consider how ridiculous it would be to try to cram on a farm— to forget to plant in the spring, play all summer and then cram in the fall to bring in the harvest? The farm is a natural system. The price must be paid and the process followed. You always reap what you sow; there is no shortcut.
– Stephen Covey
After reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People it seems as though there’s very few people out there Stephen Covey hasn’t managed to help. The book opens with glowing testimonials from Microsoft COOs, Olympic gold medalists, startup founders and everything in between.
There’s then three lengthy forewords explaining how Stephen Covey devised and practiced these principles over several decades eventually teaching them to the likes of U.S President Bill Clinton. Continue Reading