It was just last week we lost a great leader Stephen R. Covey who passed away as a result of a bicycle accident he had in the spring. The loss is so great because of how much he has influenced our lives. He brought to us The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People based on principles and character over 20 years ago. It is still a huge influence in people’s personal and professional lives around the world.
“There are certain things that are fundamental to human fulfillment. The essence of these needs is captured in the phrase ‘to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy’. The need to live is our physical need for such things as food, clothing, shelter, economical well-being, health. The need to love is our social need to relate to other people, to belong, to love and to be loved. The need to learn is our mental need to develop and to grow. And the need to leave a legacy is our spiritual need to have a sense of meaning, purpose, personal congruence, and contribution” Stephen R. Covey
In a time where we are often looking for the ‘quick fix’ Stephen stood by the long standing principles of The 7 Habits. When we think of leaving a legacy it is important to consider these three questions:
1. What do you want to be remembered for?
2. What contribution do you want to make?
3. What will your actions tell people?
Stephen Covey taught us the value of writing a personal mission statement helps us to clarify our highest priorities and maintain our focus on these important things in life. Stephen always said his mission were three simple words… live, love, learn and he has a result left a legacy.
I am grateful for Stephen’s contribution to the world and the impact it has had on my life. With great honour I am proud to be a facilitator of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Workshop.
If you are interested in taking the next step we are offering The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 2-day workshop on August 7 & 8.
We’ll miss you Stephen!