First Things First
IN THIS SUMMARY
In First Things First, authors Stephen Covey and A. Roger and Rebecca Merrill address the frustration and guilt shared by many when they do not have enough time for those things which matter most to them. They present a dramatically different approach to time management—one that transcends the traditional prescriptions of doing more, faster, harder, and smarter. Instead of prescribing ‘a clock,’ the authors advocate developing ‘a compass,’ emphasizing that a meaningful life is not a matter of speed or efficiency, but rather a matter of what is accomplished and why. The “first things” of the title encompass the basic human needs and capacities to live, to love, to learn, and to leave a meaningful legacy.