Stephen R. Covey

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Stephen R. Covey

Interdependency follows independence.More Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In addition to self-awareness, imagination and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment-independent will-that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.More Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our characterMore Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally being lived. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.More Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Lose/Win people bury a lot of feelings. And unexpressed feelings come forth later in uglier ways. Psychosomatic illnesses often are the reincarnation of cumulative resentment, deep disappointment and disillusionment repressed by the Lose/Win mentality. Disproportionate rage or anger, overreaction to minor provocation, and cynicism are other embodiments of suppressed emotion. People who are constantly repressing, not transcending feelings toward a higher meaning find that it affects the quality of their relationships with others.More Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.More Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The character ethic, which I believe to be the foundation of success, teaches that there are basic principles of effective living, and that people can only experience true success and enduring happiness as they learn and integrate these principles into their basic character.More Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love - THE FEELING - is a fruit of love, the verb.More Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.More Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Live out of your imagination, not your history.More Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones.More Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.More Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Priority is a function of context.More Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Security represents your sense of worth, your identity, your emotional anchorage, your self-esteem, your basic personal strength or lack of it.More Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Accountability breeds response-ability.More Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Inside-Out approach to personal and interpersonal effectiveness means to start first with self; even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self -- with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves recedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.More Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.More Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.More Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Management works in the system; Leadership works on the system.More Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other. It embraces judgment, discernment, comprehension. It is a gestalt or oneness, and integrated wholeness.More Stephen R. Covey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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