Monday, July 20, 2009

Everyday Greatness by Stephen R. Covey

I am so thrilled to be reviewing this awesome new book! Everyday Greatness by Stephen R. Covey and David K. Hatch, is a wonderful and inspiring read. It is a compilation of stories that have appeared in Readers Digest over several decades, along with commentary and great quotes. It highlights people and situations that show what true heroism and character is all about, lived out in everyday lives. There are stories by people we all recognize, but most of these stories are about people most of us have never heard of.

Contents include: Searching for Meaning, Taking Charge, Starting Within, Creating the Dream, Teaming with Others, Overcoming Adversity, and Blending the Pieces. Topics include: Contribution, Charity, Attention, Responsibility, Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Humility, Gratitude, Vision, Innovation, Quality, Respect, Empathy, Unity, Adaptability, Magnanimity, Perseverance, Balance, Simplicity and Renewal. Reading through these stories, I have laughed and cried, been challenged and motivated, and was inspired to take stock of my own life and look at my own motivations, habits, actions and character.

The beauty of this book is that you can read it straight through or bit by bit. It is a book you will want to visit often. It is timeless and will be a source of motivation and inspiration for many years to come. It is a book I am truly grateful to have in my library. And yes, I do, highly, recommend this book!


Everyday Greatness
By Stephen R. Covey and David K. Hatch

Inspiring stories and practical insights challenge readers to live a life of everyday greatness.
Best-selling author Stephen Covey and Reader’s Digest have joined forces to produce an extraordinary volume of inspiration, insight, and motivation to live a life of character and contribution. The timeless principles and practical wisdom along with a "Go-Forward Plan" challenge readers to make three important choices every day:

1) The Choice to Act - your energy
2) The Choice of Purpose - your destination
3) The Choice for Principles - the means for attaining your goals

With stories from some of the world's best known and loved writers and celebrities, such as Maya Angelou, Jack Benny, and Henry David Thoreau, and insights and commentary from Stephen Covey, the Wrap Up and Reflections at the end of each chapter help create a project that can be used for group or personal study.


  1. Awesome book review Lori. Thanks for letting me know about it. I will have to check it out.


  2. Great review! Have to look into it :)