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The ‘7 Habits’ are 30 years old and still perfect for these difficult times: Sean Covey

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We are living in unprecedented times. Our economy is getting hammered, unemployment is soaring, and our nation has never been more divided.

Yet, these times of great instability call for stable principles and practices. “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” written by my father Stephen R. Covey over 30 years ago, resonates today more than ever.

The late Stephen R. Covey, author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"


Why? Because the habits are based upon principles that never change. The deeper our societal challenges, the more relevant the habits become.

Like gravity, principles are natural laws that are universal, timeless, and unchanging, such as service, honesty, hard work, gratitude, integrity, loyalty, and responsibility. And if we stand by these principles during difficult times, they will provide the stability and direction we need for our lives.

Let’s explore how this works by delving into two of the seven habits:

Habit 1, Be Proactive, is based on the principles of........

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