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This week, Life Training Online is reviewing First Things First: To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy, by Steven Covey, the twelfth of fifty-two books in the 52 Personal Development Books in 52 Weeks series.

This week we’ll be taking a look at another one of Stephen Covey’s classics.

First Things First was written after Covey’s previous blockbuster, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. If you’ve read that book, you may notice that the title of this book is one of the 7 Habits (habit number 3 to be exact), the habit of effective time management.

If you struggle with having too much to do and not enough time to do it, or find that you can’t seem to find a balance between your personal life and work, or even if deep in the inner recesses of your being your feel empty, Covey explains that perhaps it’s because you’re not putting first things first in your life.

Hoping to break out of the mold of previous time-management thinking with its prescriptions of faster, harder, smarter, and more, Covey introduces the concept of a compass — implying that the direction your heading is more important than how fast you’re going.

Will this book stand along side his 7 Habits, or is it simply an attempt of the author to cash in on his new-found success? Let’s find out this week…

First Things First is the twelfth of fifty-two books in Life Training – Online’s series 52 Personal Development Books in 52 Weeks.


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