The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

by Stephen R.Covey

Posted by Anton Katunin on 30 May 2024
Tags: books, reread, 3 stars, audiobook

This was one of the first self-help books I've read, which was about 15 years ago. This month I decided to reread it, as I couldn't remember anything from it.

The book touches on many main points and that's why it's great. However most of the book is common sense. It's hard to disagree or be life changing.

The interesting part for me was to see development stages Dependence, Independence and Interdependence which are the same in Intimate Communion book.

I like the sequential model Stephen presents, however the delivery is bad. 7 habits are not habits at all, more like principles or groups. The book mentions a lot and yet it's still far from being comprehensive or foundational.

I'd recommend this book to people who are new to self-development. You'll feel like you've discovered super power, but most likely little will change for you. That's expected, use that energy to read more practical books next.

P.S. I couldn't find the audiobook of the text. All I could find is some author's commentary. Keep in mind the book is different.