Thursday, August 27, 2009

Everyday Greatness

Here is a review of the book Everyday Greatness, a Reader's Digest compilation with insights and commentary by Stephen R. Covey.

This is the kind of book you might not want to read from start to finish. It's great for picking up when you have a little time here or there since you can jump in at any point and get something out of the book. The book itself claims that it could be a good resource for speakers, teachers, preachers, who need inspiring stories. That is true.
I admit, I teared up quite a few times while reading the different stories presented in this book. The book is divided into clear and well-organized categories about all the aspects of life that are important if you want to live an extraordinary life. That doesn't mean being a hero or well-known by thousands. The book emphasizes living your best life while being a good influence on the people around you who you come into contact with. Each section contains about 3 stories related to the topic, and several pages of quotes. The sections are introduced and "Wrapped up" by Stephen Covey. His comments are fine, and sometimes caused deeper reflection in me, but they weren't my favorite part of the book. I liked the collection of stories.
This book would make a nice gift for high school or college graduates, or public speakers. Anyone who enjoy motivational stories would enjoy looking through it as well.

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