Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Thoughts on Stephen Covey, Art and Legacy

Heading off this wet morning to the second day of the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Program" training, I can't help feeling so excited.

I love learning. But as I didn't feel this way heading into most of my Mechanical Engineering classes at OAU, maybe I should correct that - I love learning about theories and concepts I am interested in.‎

And just like my PMP training - this is another one that was best had after gaining hands-on experience (and frustration) trying to balance work and life on principles based solely on my limited experience (and a few contradicting books).

‎But I get ahead of myself, as the above wasn't the intent of this post.

I wanted to quickly explore "legacy" this morning... As we know (or may not know) - Stephen Covey passed on in 2012 at the age of 79. Sitting in the instructor-led training yesterday and looking at his book in a whole new light (I'd read it before at the age of 14) - it suddenly struck me that Steve will continue to be around for a long time to come.

Business-men and entrepreneurs around the world will continue to study his book and apply the principles therein, hopefully resulting in greater effectiveness. Students and young adults will be challenged to identify their core values and beliefs, ‎setting them on an early path to greatness.

‎In the end, Steve will live on for a very long time to come...because he created meaningful art.

Create something. It just might become your legacy.‎

1 comment:

  1. Ok. I never heard of the training before. I just finished reading this legend of a book yesterday for the first time and I am sure hungry for more from this great man. I have been recommending the book to whoever cares to listen since I picked it up the previous Wednesday.