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This week, Life Training Online is reviewing The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey, the fifth of fifty-two books in the 52 Personal Development Books in 52 Weeks series.

Just as it did when I read it for the first time in college, Covey’s 7 Habits has stirred within me a greater desire to live after my core principles and values. I’ve noticed that this “inside-out” approach is being ignored in the personal-development circles as of late.

The greater focus seems to be on more external wants and desires — using the Law of Attraction for example in achieving wealth (my blog is to blame as well). First of all let me clarify by saying that there’s nothing wrong with achieving your material desires. However, if you don’t seek first to establish a foundation based upon universal principles such as integrity, love, and service to others, then the Law of Attraction can end up becoming a tool that will do more harm than good.

It’s interesting that this book has called me at this time. Because, lately I’ve been having a greater desire to realign myself (along with this site) to a more principle-centered approach to personal development. Synchronicities seem to happen for a reason, let’s see where this one takes us!

Next Monday, Life Training – Online will be reviewing another classic in the self-help genre: James Allen’s, “As a Man Thinketh”. See you there!

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is the fifth of fifty-two books in Life Training – Online’s series 52 Personal Development Books in 52 Weeks.

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