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!
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.