Stephen Covey’s Legacy – One Thing

Last month renowned productivity guru (and all-around swell human being) Stephen Covey passed away. At the time I really thought I should write something, but I wasn’t sure what to say until now.

Professor Stephen R. Covey

Professor Stephen R. Covey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.


2 thoughts on “Stephen Covey’s Legacy – One Thing

    1. Ammon Post author

      You should read his Seven Habits of Highly Successful People—it’s like Personal Prductivity 101! I re-read it every couple of years to remind me of all the great stuff I’ve forgotten 😉

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