Stephen Covey 1932-2012

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Paradigm Shift. 
The Freedom to Choose.

These are just basic ideas the world learned from a great and humble mentor. His name is Stephen Covey. I pay tribute to this genuine educator who just passed the mortal plane due to complications from a bicycle accident. My trip through college (as an engineering undergrad) could have been a very bumpy and stormy road if not for this man's practical teachings and philosophy.

I want to share this quote by Ezra Taft Benzon, Dr Covey's final message in his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. This one is his favorite (and mine too):

“The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ would take the slums out of people, and then they would take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.”

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