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Best of Stephen Covey, Motivational Quotes on Business, Life, and Legacies.

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“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“Start with the end in mind. ”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside. The enemy of the “best” is often the “good.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“There are three constants in life… Change, Choice and Principles.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Live, love, laugh, leave a legacy.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“…to learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic”
― Stephen R. Covey

“When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“We see the world, not as it is, but as we are──or, as we are conditioned to see it.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Live out of your imagination, not your history.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“Without involvement, there is no commitment. Mark it down, asterisk it, circle it, underline it. No involvement, no commitment.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“Two people can see the same thing, disagree, and yet both be right. It’s not logical; it’s psychological.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Independent will is our capacity to act. It gives us the power to transcend our paradigms, to swim upstream, to rewrite our scripts, to act based on principle rather than reacting based on emotion or circumstance.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“If I really want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control – myself.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“I teach people how to treat me by what I will allow.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“To know and not to do is really not to know.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“Through imagination, we can visualize the uncredited worlds of potential that lie within us.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win/Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and
he will become as he can and should be.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“People simply feel better about themselves when they’re good at something.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 8th Habit : From Effectiveness to Greatness

“At some time in your life, you probably had someone believe in you when you didn’t believe in yourself.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“I think the most significant work we’ll do in our whole life, in our whole world is done within the four walls of our home.”
― Stephen R. Covey

“The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“..people are working harder than ever, but because they lack clarity and vision, they aren’t getting very far. They, in essence, are pushing a rope…with all of their might.”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 8th Habit : From Effectiveness to Greatness

“Habit is the intersection of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do), and desire (want to do).”
― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out”
― Stephen R. Covey

CHANGE is Good….Destroy The Comfort Zone

Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.’ – Helen Keller

“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.’ – Steven Covey

“Every one of us is called upon, perhaps many times, to start a new life. A frightening diagnosis, a marriage, a move, loss of a job…and onward full-tilt we go, pitched and wrecked and absurdly resolute, driven in spite of everything to make good on a new shore. To be hopeful, to embrace one possibility after another — that is surely the basic instinct…crying out…high tide! Time to move out into the glorious debris. Time to take this life for what it is.
-Barbara Kingsolver, High Tide in Tucson

‘Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don’t change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.’

Motivational Quotes – SACRIFICE, ACT

“To learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know.” -Stephen Covey

The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” -Charles DuBos