Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Steven Covey and his quotes

Quotes From Steven Covey

* Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
* Don’t argue for other people’s weaknesses. Don’t argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it–immediately.
* Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.
* Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
* If you’re proactive, you don’t have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
* Live out of your imagination, not your history.
* Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really?…True effectiveness requires balance.
* Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.
* Without involvement, there is no commitment. Mark it down, asterisk it, circle it, underline it. No involvement, no commitment.
* Management works in the system. Leadership works on the system. Effective people are not problem-minded; they’re opportunity minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
* One of the best ways to educate our hearts is to look at our interaction with other people, because our relationships with others are fundamentally a reflection of our relationship with ourselves.
* Begin with the end in mind.
* Paradigms are powerful because they create the lens through which we see the world.
* Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But this is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are - or as we are conditioned to see it.

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