There are two reasons you should read Everyday Greatness by Stephen Covey. The first is if you are simply looking for something encouraging, inspirational, and thought-provoking (in a positive way) to read when you get up in the morning or when you lay down at night. (The latter is when I read it.) Pick it up, read a few of the devotional-esque stories, lay down, and drift off while thinking about how you can be “more like that guy.”
The second reason is it’s filled with terrific material if you speak or write a lot. The stories are well-told, mostly short, and always tied to a specific character trait (like courage, integrity, or humility). There is certainly an abundance of material (over 400 pages) – organized in a way that is easy to find, use, and cite. (You always cite your sources, right?!?)
If you are looking for encouragement or stories for your next speaking engagement or written piece – pick it up.
What other resources have you found for great stories, illustrations, and analogies? (No need to mention the Chicken Soup stuff. Yea…I know those ones…)