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Introduce:What are the most important things in your life? Do they get as much care, emphasis, and time as you'd like to give them? Far from the traditional "be-more-efficient" time-management book with shortcut techniques, First Things First shows you how to look at your use of time totally differently. Using this book will help you create balance between your personal anIntroduce:What are the most important things in your life? Do they get as much care, emphasis, and time as you'd like to give them? Far from the traditional "be-more-efficient" time-management book with shortcut techniques, First Things First shows you how to look at your use of time totally differently. Using this book will help you create balance between your personal and professional responsibilities by putting first things first and acting on them. Covey teaches an organizing process that helps you categorize tasks so you focus on what is important, not merely what is urgent. First you divide tasks into these quadrants:1. Important and Urgent (crises, deadline-driven projects)2. Important, Not Urgent (preparation, prevention, planning, relationships)3. Urgent, Not Important (interruptions, many pressing matters)4. Not Urgent, Not Important (trivia, time wasters)...

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  • Greg
    2018-11-29 08:19

    Another terrifically helpful book from the pen of Stephen Covey. I personally found especially useful the two-by-two matrix he discusses as a way to organize yourself. The four resulting quadrants include:1. Important and Urgent2. Important, Not Urgent 3. Urgent, Not Important 4. Not Urgent, Not ImportantSimply put, most people spend far too much time in quadrants 3 & 4. We also spend too much time in quadrant 1, not that those issues are unimportant, but because we don't manage our priorities well. The goal is to gradually focus more and more of our time and energy in quadrant 2, thus reducing the amount of energy necessarily directed to quadrant 1. Having been disappointed by too many time-management books in the past, which primarily purport to show one how to cram more into the limited amount of time we have, another epiphany for me from Covey's book was that the issue isn't time management, but rather priority management. That hit home, and caused me to make some changes that have led to a more satisfying life for me. I suspect this would be worthwhile reading for most people, but probably most especially, young adults.

  • Hind
    2018-11-18 16:16

    "إدارة الأولويات .. الأهم أولاً" .. تجوب خلال صفحاته الخمسمائة .. يشحذ أفكارك ويملأ رأسك بإلهام طاغ .. يجعلك تؤمن بأنك قادر على بذل المزيد .. ليس في عملك الذي لا بد أنك تبذل فيه الكثير .. ولكن في بيتك .. .. كتاب يبحث عن السلام الداخلي والتوازن النفسي والعاطفي .. يساعدك على إيجاد البوصلة داخلك مهما كانت وجهتك. هذا الكتاب يدعو إلى الجيل الرابع من إدارة الوقت .. بعد أن أثبتت الأجيال السابقة قدرتها ضمن الأطر الزمنية المختلفة .. وفشلها في التكيف مع المتطلبات العصرية المرتبطة بتسارع الحركة على حساب العلاقات الحميمية .. كتاب لا تملك إلا أن تقرأه .. خاصة إذا كنت ممن يهتمون بإدارة وقتهم .. وإن لم تكن منهم .. فلعلك ممن يطمحون لذلك .. وفي كلتا الحالتين .. أنت الرابح ...

  • Iman Fuad
    2018-12-18 13:20

    كم من الناس وصلوا إلى ماكانوا يصبوا إلية ؟! وهل بعد الوصول راحة وسعادة ؟! كيف نستطيع أن نجد أنفسنا كما نود في كــل أدوار الحياة من دون أن نـخل بأحدهـا؟بعد أن قرأت هذا الكتاب الرائع الذي لم يحوي فقط على معلومات ونظريات وإنما على حلول يمكن تطبيقها على أرض الواقع أجبت على أسئلة كانت تدور بخلدي و أدركت أن أولى أولويات أي شخص أراد تحسين أدواره بالحياة أن يقرأ هذا الكتاب أولاً ...

  • Hatem Shawkat
    2018-12-09 16:12

    Time...Time...Time...my whole time Issue :((((.... in this book Stephen teaching us the 4th generation in time management #1st....Is To do but it was hard to keep it in your eyes so its not so helpful.#2nd....Is Calendar like to say 13:14 I am going to club then another hobbit but when you miss something your all day would go wrong. #3rd...To write your goals and then try to work on it and I don`t know where`s the time management in this case !#4th...To Classify your Tasks in a table and then began to do them according to it`s Importance and Emergency.I hope this strategy push me forward in time management. https://www.google.com.eg/url?sa=i&am...

  • Chad Warner
    2018-11-21 09:03

    A thought-provoking model for living by principles rather than your to-do list. It challenges the way most Westerners structure their days and weeks, and shows how to replace your hectic, stressful schedule with a peaceful, fulfilling one. Unfortunately, it's much more verbose than necessary; it's repetitive, with lengthy examples.Summary: Live a principle-centered life. Listen to your conscience (which acts as a compass to "true north" principles ultimately from God) and put first things first (prioritize according to principles, and focus your efforts on the greatest long-term results).I read this because I liked The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and I've been feeling overwhelmed with the amount of things to do in running my business, raising two little girls, and being involved in church.The Clock and the Compass"Put people ahead of schedules, compasses [vision, values] ahead of clocks … traditional time management gets in the way. Calendars and schedules … keep us focused on the urgent instead of the important. … They often create misalignment between what really matters most and the way we live our daily lives."The Main Thing it to Keep the Main Thing the Main ThingPersonal mission statementTo create a personal mission statement, get a feeling for what's most important to you by doing the following:• List 3-4 things you consider "first things."• Consider your long-range goals.• Think about most your important relationships.• Think about contributions you'd like to make.• Reaffirm the feelings you want (peace, confidence, happiness, contribution, meaning, etc.).• Think about how you'd spend this week if you had only 6 months to live.An empowering personal mission statement:• Is based on purpose higher than self.• Includes fulfillment in physical, social, mental, spiritual dimensions.• Deals with all the significant roles in your life (personal, family, work, community)."We're always trying to fit more activities into the time we have. But what does it matter how much we do if what we're doing isn't what matters most?""It's easy to say 'no' when there's a deeper 'yes!' burning inside."Each day, visualize yourself living your personal mission statement. Each week, before you plan your week, review your statement.There are times when short-term imbalance creates long-term balance (living, loving, learning, and living a legacy, over a lifetime). Examples: parenting young children, a meaningful project, caring for an elderly parent, starting a business.If you view your role in terms of tasks, you'll be frustrated by "interruptions" from people. If you view your role in terms of people, you'll find interactions with people fulfilling.Balancing roles isn't "either/or," it's "and." Find ways to achieve goals for multiple roles at once. Examples: exercising and parenting by playing sports with your kid, or working on a work project and training an assistance while working on the project together.Set goals in terms of what (goal), why (motivation), and how (actions).Genuine guilt, not social, scripted guilt, can reveal when your actions aren't aligned with your principles.The Synergy of InterdependenceThe "People" Paradigm puts people 1st and things 2nd, leadership 1st and management 2nd, effectiveness 1st and efficiency 2nd, vision 1st and method 2nd.Stephen Covey's family mission statement"The mission of our family is to create a nurturing place of faith, order, truth, love, happiness, and relaxation, and to provide opportunity for each person to become responsibly independent, and effectively interdependent in order to serve worthy purposes in society."Make your organizational culture an empowered, high-trust one that lives by "first things first together": shared vision, stewardship agreements, win-win.The Power and Peace of Principle-Centered LIvingIn evaluating tasks on your list, view them not as things to do, but as indicators of a larger process to improve. Look for opportunities to delay, collaborate with others, delegate, prevent unnecessary tasks from arising, and improving efficiency.By default, our happiness in a day depends on whether we can complete everything from the list we started the day with. Unexpected challenges frustrate us. Instead, our happiness should come from knowing we put 1st things 1st, regardless of our list. If we expect challenges, their arising shouldn't frustrate us.Maximize time and effort by staying in your Center of Focus (things you can influence, are aligned with your mission, and are timely). Operating in your Circle of Influence (area of concern where you can make a difference) can do some good, but at the expense of something better. It's a waste to put effort into your Circle of Concern (everything you're concerned about) because you can't control or affect those things.

  • Cam
    2018-12-10 13:00

    This book was a slow read for me, it was really hard for me to get into it, I especially had a hard time with all of the different "quadrants" of organization and such, I'm just not into that. Although, there were a lot of things that I did like about the book. One point brought up is that we use busy-ness as a way to validate ourselves and to feel important, and I think that's very true, and I am starting to realize that it really doesn't matter. I don't have to be involved in a million different things to be happy and feel validated. It's okay to tell people, "NO". I'm trying to improve, and I'm trying to put more of my focus on what's really important to me- and give my best self to my family.

  • Loy Machedo
    2018-12-05 14:10

    Stephen Covey’s book First Things First is an elaborated section of the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. The book tends to focus on Human Habits through the guidance of a Compass rather than a Clock with its core principle of Quality versus Quantity.The author helps people achieve habit by presenting the Four Quadrants:Quadrant I – Urgent + ImportantQuadrant II - Not Urgent But ImportantQuadrant III – Urgent But Not ImportantQuadrant IV - Not Urgent, Not ImportantCovey recommends gradually shifting our daily activities toward Quadrant II, important activities that are not urgent and there by reducing the sense of ‘last-minute’ hiccups. Another difference is the weekly planning. Covey really emphasizes the importance of calendaring activities for the week - starting with the "big rock," followed by pebbles, then filling the rest with the sand. If you first put in the sand, "the thick of thin things," there's no room for the big rocks, the most important activities.Criticisms for the BookThe author devotes a significant amount of space to explaining the importance of leaving a legacy, but fails to recognize that this matters the least in terms of the largest group of people who bought this book and where they are right now in their lives. The quest for leaving a legacy is really irrelevant to someone is struggling to make ends meet or to pay his bills. What good would squabbling about some abstract principle do for someone who instead needs to advance his career and manage his time more effectively? The book is also full of fluff and could have been reduced to 25% and still say the same things. And the book does nothing to tell you how to do what is being stated. Another bone of contention I have is the fluffy terminologies - Mission Statement, Personal Statement, Leaving a Legacy – They all sound really nice. But the question is practicality of such terms. How many people do you know who maintain such a concept or practice? And yeah, if you are a CEO or President of a company, it would be great to have such systems in place. However, if you are a Middle Class Worker and you are asked to complete a task asap (which is always the case), presenting such a value based proposition may end up you getting back on the unemployment list. Moment of TruthA book which has good intentions but with too many great sounding words and concepts that give us too much of positivity and hope and whose practical application is very questionable indeed. Added to this, the book by itself could have easily been reduced to 1/3rd its size but which has been inflamed with a lot of repetition and fluff to become a sellable product.Overall Ratings6 out of 10Loy Machedoloymachedo.com | loymachedo.tv

  • هبوش
    2018-12-02 11:03

    على الإطلاق أفضل ما كتب في إدارة الوقت !أحب أولئك الذين يكتبون بتفاني ، بثقة ، وبتواضعستيفن كوفي أحدهم قبل أن يحدثك عن فلسفته الخاصة في وضعالبوصلةأمام الساعةيتكلم عن أربع أجيال لإدارة الوقت ، إيجابياتهم ، أخطائهم ، وسلبياتهموتأثير هذه الطرق ففي المناهج التقليدية لإدارة الوقت تتحول الجودة الشاملة إلى مجرد " إنجاز الشهر!" بدلاً من تفجير الإبداع الحقيقي والتحول المستمر في الجودة !ستيفن يعلمك كيف تجدالشمال الحقيقيوتتجه نحوهيخبرك أن تتأكد قبل أن تصعد بسرعة أن السلم مسنود على الحائط الصحيح يعلمك أن تضع الناس قبل الأشياء .. القيادة قبل الإدارة .. الفاعلية قبل الكفاءة .. الرؤية قبل الطريقةيقول ستيفن : الأهم من سرعة إنطلاقتك .. هو معرفتك إلى أين تنطلق ===تجاوزت بعض الفصول التي لا تهمني كثيراً تتعلق بالإعتماد المتبادلخرجت من الكتاب بتصور متكامل ومنهج جميل عن إدارة الوقتإدارة الوقت دون أن تلزم نفسك بضوابط وقيود صارمة ومحبطة .. كيف تكون إنسيابياً كالماء ، تمشي بروية وسكينة نحوالشمال الحقيقيدون أن تكون مثقلاً ومقيداً===سأكتب بعض العبارات اتي سجلتها من الكتاب ، أتمنى أن تجدوا فيها ما يفيدكم :)- من غير المجدي أن نبني شعادتنا على قدرتنا على التحكم في كل شيء حولنا ، فبينما يمكننا التحكم في اختياراتنا إلا أنه لا يمكننا أن نتحكم في نتائج تلك الإختيارات ، لأن الذي يحكم تلك النتائج مجموعة مبادئ وقوانين كونية لا نلك السيطرة عليهاهذه الحقيقةتقدم لنا التفسير لحالة الإحباط التي تصيب الناس عند إستخدامهم "المنهج التقليدي" لإدارةالوقت !- جودة الحياة لاتتحق من خلال إستخدام الأساليب المختصرة !- إن هناك موسما لكل شيء في هذه الحياة !وهاك مواسم تعلمنا أن عدم التوازن هو التوازن بعينه، فقط عندما نبقي الإتصال مفتوحاً مع ذواتنا من الداخل ، سيكون لدينا الحكمة لعمل الإختيار المناسب عندما يساهم "عدم التوازن المؤقت" في تحقيق التوازن على المدى البعيد ، فهو الخيار الصحيح ، والعامل المتحكمفي عملية التوازن في حياتنا هو ذلك الإتصال العميق بالذات والوعي من الداخل ! - قيمة أي أسبوع ليست في أنجزناه خلاله من أعمال ، إنها أيضاً فيما نتعلمه منه ومت نكتسبه من خبرة نتيجة المعايشة لذلك لا تعد خبرة أي أسبوع كاملة دون شيء من التقويم الذي يجعلنا نهضم ما حدثإن تكرار عملية التنظيم والفعل التقويمتساعد على رؤية نتائج قراراتنا واختيارتنا بوضوح أكثريجب أن نتوقف لنسأل أنفسنا مايمكن تعلمه هذا الأسبوع لكي لا يكون الأسبوع القادم مجرد تكرار له ! - هل الهم أن تقضي الوقت في حل المشكلات الناجمة عن سوء الإتصال ، أم أن تقضيه في بناء العلاقات القادرة على إيجاد الإتصال الفعال؟ - في المنهج التقليدي لإدارة الوقت نتوقع أن ننهي المطلوب منا كما هو مخطط له وإن لم يحدث ، بنتابنا الإحباط ! عندما تتغير التوقعات .. أي عندما نرى اليوم الجديد على أنه مغامرة مثيرة نخوضها بخريطة وبوصلة على أرض جديدة ..كم هو مقدار السلام والسعادة التي نحملها معنا لحظة الذهاب إلى الفراش في نهاية اليوم :)!- إذا كانت فكرتنا عن إدارة الوقت أنها مجرد أن نشق طريقنا خلال قائمة المواعيد والأعمال أياً كانت ، فنحن نقود أنفسنا إلى إحباط مؤكد ! وسنفقد أعمق وأغنى أبعاد حياتنا ..===العمل بانسجام ، وفق مبادئ صحيحة ، وبصبر، وإصرار ،وشجاعة ، والتصرف خلا دائرة التأثيرهو ما ينادي به ستيفن لا تعش بلا هدف ورؤية ، كذلك لا تكبل نفسك بقيود وضوابط محبطةعندما تركز على أهدافك سوف ترى الفرص. الفرص موجودة، لكنك لن تراها ما لم تحدد وجهتك ****************يقول الأستاذ محمد الدحيم :العيش بلا وجهة مضيعة للوقت ، كذلكالصرامة المنهجية لا تعطي الذات فرصة لاكتشاف الأشياء !!لا تُخضع كل شيء في حياتك للتخطيط فالله (يَرْزُقُ مَن يَشَاءُ بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ ) (وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ)

  •  سعيد الوائلي Said Alwaili
    2018-12-08 12:14

    بأختصار بسيط، هذا الكتاب أحد أفضل الكتب التي قرأتها في حياتي بدون شك. إذا كان هناك بعض الكتب القادرة على تغيير حياة الإنسان، فلا يوجد شك أن هذا الكتاب أحد الكتب. قرأت الكتاب باللغة العربية عن طريق ترجمة د. السيد المتولي. الكتاب يقدم عرض مفصل في ما يخص إدارة الوقت، وينظر إلي الماضي ويشرح الأساليب القديمة المستخدمة في الإدارة. أنصح بقراءة الكتاب لكل من يرغب في ضبط وإدارة الوقت في حياته. تعلمت من الكتاب أن عملية السيطرة على الحياة مستحيلة، ولا يمكن لأي شخص أن يسيطر على كافة الأمور في حياته، وإنما عليه أن يتعلم كيف يوازن بين جوانب حياته ويقدم دائماً الأكثر أهمية. بأختصار، الكتاب سيعمل على تطوير مهارة العمل أولاً على ما هو مهم في حياتك، ومن ثم الأعمال الأقل أهمية... وهكذا. ملاحظة: هذا النوع من الكتب يتطلب من القارىء أن يكتب ملاحظات يلخص من خلالها المعلومات والأساليب، شخصياً لخصت الكتاب في ٢٠ صفحة.

  • Sandra
    2018-12-07 10:30

    I have this book so marked that I stopped marking it. I have the audio and the paper back. It's a book I reference to and read multiple times. If you're looking for guidance on your day to day activities, if you're struggling with your priorities, Stephen Covey's philosophy on the compass vs the clock will sure help you.

  • عبدالمنعم الهوسه
    2018-11-19 13:15

    عن كتاب الأشياء الأولى أولاًهذا الكتاب يقدم منظور جديد وفكرة تستحق التطبيق في عالم الأهداف و تنظيم الوقت وجدولة المهام"أن تحيا وتحب وتتعلم وتترك أثراً" الكتاب يتكون من خمسة عشر فصلاً مقسمة على أربعة أقساميتحدث أن جعل ما يهمنا ونهتم به -من داخلنا وعميق قلوبنا - أن نجعله أولاً .. أن تكون حياتنا منسجمة مع مانريده حقاً ..أن نعتبر الحياة مغامرة جديدة لا مهام تنجز فقط ..هذا الكتاب يريدنا أن نعيش في المربع الثاني ..مربع (مهم وغير عاجل) التابع لمربع إدارة الاولويات من أفكار الكتاب :يقارن الكتاب بين أجيال تنظيم الوقت الثلاثة التي تعتمد على المهمة وتتجاهل الاشخاص وبين الجيل الجديد - الرابع- الذي ينادي به الكتابمتى أقول كلمة نعم لما يحفز طاقتي وأقول لا لما يعتر أقل أهمية لدي. تحديد أدوارك ووضع أهدافك الأسبوعية وفقاً لأدوارك. تنظيم الاسبوع بداء بالشيء الاولى في الحياة . كتاب جميل وغير نظرتي تجاه بعض الأمور .. فيه قيمة كبيرة .. عيبه الاطالة أحيانا التي لا داعي لها - الحشو -

  • Heidi
    2018-11-20 11:16

    For me, this was a new way of looking at "a balanced life." Sometimes we focus so much on the urgent things, that we forget about the important things that aren't necessarily so urgent. Very insightful. It made me think that I need to focus left on getting things done, and more on getting the important things done!

  • Alex
    2018-12-18 13:03

    Teaches you the art and craft of time management. Move away from reactive day to day to do list planning and gets you to view your time as the week proactively scheduling in your priorities with the compass card. The principle of the clock and the compass is right on.

  • طارق رشدى
    2018-12-02 08:27

    كتاب أقل ما يقال عنه أنه رائعيوفر عليك قراءة الكثير من الكتب فى تنظيم الوقتو ما يميز الكتاب أنه يتوجه بالكلام للأشخاص الذين لديهم نظام فى حياتهم بالفعل و لكن يخبرهم كيف يديروا حياتهم بأسلوب أفضل و يستغلوا أوقاتهم بصورة أكثر فعالية

  • فداء عويسات
    2018-11-23 14:22

    من أروع الكتب اللتي عشتُ معها :)

  • Amer Alkharoubi
    2018-11-20 15:03

    قرأت المترجم من جرير .. باختصار ، الكتاب الذي غير حياتي !!

  • Zineb | زينب
    2018-12-08 08:04

    "أن تحيا وتحب وتتعلم وتترك أثراً" الأهم أولا! يدور الكتاب حول جعل أعمال المربع الثاني" مهم غير عاجل" أولوية و كيفية ذلك بالتفصيل الممل وهذا يجنبنا الوقوع في الطوارئ لاحقا باعتبار عمل الطوارئ "مهم عاجل" هو ما يسبب القلق و الضغط،، اما المربع الرابع "غير مهم غير عاجل" فتجنبه واجب في حق الضمير الذاتي ههه... يسمح الأهم اولا حسب الكاتب أو كما سماه الجيل الرابع بتنظيم أكبر للوقت و يتيح بذلك القيام بأدوار الانسان الأربع "أن تحيا وتحب وتتعلم وتترك أثراً" القيام بالأهم أولا و ادارة الأولويات،، كل ما نحتاجه حتما ولكن ككل كتب التنمية نحتاج لأكثر من مجرد "تصفح كتاب"[image error]2.5*طويل جدا كما ان تصفحه فقط يفي بالغرض 😁

  • Omar
    2018-12-05 09:04

    I wrote this review when I read this book two years ago, and it's still up to now one of the book that influenced and affected my life the most:First Things First is a self-help book written by Stephen Covey and Roger & Rebecca Merrill. The book aims to teach us how to put our first things first trough a time management system and defining the priorities in our lives. This excellent book had a real impact on my life, and I always recommend it to people who are willing to make their lives more effective.Surveys show that the purpose of life for the majority of us is to live, to love, to learn, and to leave a legacy. "First Things First" is a great assistant for all of us to balance our mental, spiritual, physical, and social elements of life. Stephen Covey explains through the book that most people are driven by the concept of urgency. In order to be more effective and relieve our stresses, we need to adjust our concepts to the concept of important – not urgent. This means moving our lives to the Quadrant II activity of the quadrant matrix for importance and urgency (Check the quadrant under the review). The results of properly dedicating ourselves to Quadrant 2 activity are that we will gain control over what is happening in our lives: we will thereby reduce the time we spend in Quadrant 1. Are you wondering where to find time for the activity in Quadrant 2? Of course it must come from Quadrants 3 and 4 by minimizing or eliminating the time you spend there. At the end, as Covey reminds us in “The Miracle of the Chinese Bamboo Tree”, when a bamboo tree is first planted, all growth for the first four years occurs underground, but in its fifth year the bamboo tree grows up to eighty feet. With this book we can help ourselves develop the roots we need to grow in the years ahead.

  • Shawndra
    2018-11-23 09:28

    Don’t buy the Kindle version but DO READ the book.This Kindle version is frustrating, disappointing and missing important content. It may say it has new technology and audio/visual but I found no links or content to it. They had some colored infographs but all the diagrams, worksheets and charts they mention are not available anywhere in this version. The format they used for the Kindle must have been previously used for a print book as numerous word breaks are found throughout the Kindle version. Obviously no one took the time to actually edit this version. Very distracting and irritating!The content was great. The book has been around for a while but the message is still important and valuable. I read it as part of our National Association of Professional Organizer – Virtual Chapter book club and I thought I knew what it was about – Time Management. It’s not, or at least not just about improving your time management abilities. It’s about building your leadership skills – whether you’re a leader of one (yourself), a part of a team or family, or managing many. It’s about investing – investing your time in yourself and others. It’s about becoming more skilled at choosing what to focus your time and effort on.I would recommend it to my clients. For those who are feeling overwhelmed with too many things to do and too little time – this will help you stand back and assess whether this or that is important to your journey. For those who are in a supervisory or leadership position – this will help you develop stronger team members.As for me, I’m focusing on pausing in the “space between stimulus and response”. I would recommend reading this book, in print not Kindle.

  • Juliana
    2018-11-24 15:00

    Still one of the best books about how to spend your time.

  • KellySchuknecht
    2018-11-19 14:00

    I couldn't help thinking most of the time while I was reading this book that it's kind of like a diet book: "All other diets are useless...This isn't a diet, it's a revolutionary new way to approach eating...Do what we say in this book and your life will be transformed forever...blah, blah." When the bottom line is really: Think about what you're eating and make smarter choices. Most time management books are probably similar: "Follow these guidelines, rather than every other time management gimmick you've read about, because this is not a gimmick. This is the right way to approach time management."Needless to say, I was not a huge fan of this book. It took a long time to get to the point and then there were some great take-aways (about chapters 2-5) and then the rest was just painfully boring. If you're hungry for some time management advice, just read chapters 2-5 and that's really all you need to know. The bottom line is: Don't get caught up in urgency addiction, plan your days according to what you really need to get done and don't get caught up in things that are unimportant.

  • Mtbike40
    2018-11-19 15:21

    I first read this book in about 1990 and the content is as relevant today as it was back then. I learned so much from this book that has served me well for 19 years of professional work, and every time I reread a section it just reminds me how important if is to make sure you are doing first things first.I feel that Covey has a great mind when it comes to achieving your personal best, and this book puts the rubber to the road. The materials in this book about setting goals, translating your goals into weekly planning that guides your daily decisions can make this book worth so much to anyone.If you are looking for a book that will help you learn how to make sure that the important things to you get done first, before all of life's interruptions get in and mess things up then I highly recommend this book.

  • Hafsa Yusuf
    2018-11-28 11:09

    أفضل كتاب قرأته في الإدارة.يساعد الإنسان على معرفة الأولويات في الحياة وفي حياته الشخصية حسب القيم وحسب الرغبات الحقيقية للإنسان نفسه. يساعد أن الإنسان في وضع رسالته في الحياة وأهدافه بطريقة صحيحة. كتاب مفيد أن يقرأه الإنسان من المرحلة الثانوية، ليبدأ حياته الجامعية وما بعدها وفق ما هو أهم وليس فقط مهم :)

  • Ladyjexie
    2018-12-02 08:01

    Taught me about keeping the first things, the most important things, first. To keep most of my time on what is important and not urgent. Preparation, prevention, planning, and relationships. To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy

  • غيث حسن
    2018-12-07 15:26

    رائع كعادتك يا كوڤي

  • Jeremy
    2018-12-12 11:14

    Talks about how people are most important

  • BeerDiablo
    2018-11-28 13:21

    Not as big a jump for me personally, as this book is a bit of a refried 7 Habits. There are some decent tips/pointers.I recommend skimming this one rather than intently reading it.

  • Naie Eian
    2018-12-07 13:12

    If you think that living in emergency mode is not the optimal way of living, you are right and this is the perfect book to read in order to reflect about real arguments that support your way of thinking and to realize how what you always knew deep inside is true. And most importantly, if you need a support to be acompaigned in the journey of creating a balanced way of living, this is the book. I loved it and this is exaclty what I was looking for.

  • Samantha
    2018-12-16 10:28

    Quick read, but good points. "Vision is the highest manifestation of creative imagination and the primary motivation of having motivation."

  • Bebezam
    2018-12-14 12:23

    أكثر من رائع!