Covey was an expert at showing others how to bring order out of chaos. He taught us that doing more things was no substitute for doing the right things.
If you’ve been following slightly insightful you’ll know that I’m a huge Covey devotee. Two of the most popular posts I’ve written are based on his teachings.
Before Covey we were slaves to our calendars, agendas, and to-do lists. His works taught us to identify who we are, what we care about, and how to use that knowledge to prioritize what we do.
It can all be summed up in the following quote.
“What one thing could you do in your personal and professional life that, if you did on a regular basis, would make a tremendous positive difference in your life?”
So, what’s your one thing? What would make the biggest impact on your life if you were to start doing it regularly today?
Now, go out and do it.
- Thank you for sharing your gifts, Mr. Stephen Covey (tatestake.com)
- Stephen Covey’s Legacy (orrinwoodwardblog.com)
- The Power of Really Listening: A tribute to Stephen Covey (leaderchat.org)
- Reflections on Stephen Covey (innovationsinpiping.com)