Busydave said:This is why Covey is irrelevant in the twenty first century. Ok, he can point out all the things that are wrong with life today. But life today is not going to get any better. Nothing short of dismantling the global stock market is going to change that.
Covey is more relevant than ever before. As more and more of my friends live lives similar to yours, it's dawning on them that something's not right. Is it the tv? Is it that 2nd SUV they're still paying off? Is it the move away from my family to take that job that provides me with $15000 extra a year? Covey's message is that without a profound paradigm shift (for most of us this occurs due to an illness, natural disaster or some other major event)....we get the same ol', same 'ol. And the same 'ol is making many sick...emotionally and physically.
Covey lacked a day by day approach to living out his vision. And his software (while holding tons of promise) sucked. But his ideas will outlast Allen's because they address issues related to family, community and soul.
As an aside, I've taken up an interest in meditation and signed up for a class at my local hospital. Seems the government is funding meditation workshops as an alternative to medicine/therapy as a means to handling stress/anxiety and pain.
Guess what? The room was a mob scene. Guess what? There's a wait list that doesn’t end till Fall-Winter 2006. And the number one concern during the q &a...folks don't have the time to commit to regular meditation classes because of their hectic lives (the very lives that are probably making them sick and in need of anxiety/stress workshops).