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“But until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday," that person cannot say, "I choose otherwise.”
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
“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: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
“Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.”
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“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”
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“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: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”
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“To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.”
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”
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“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities”
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“When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.”
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
“To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.”
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“We are free to choose our actions, . . . but we are not free to choose the consequences of these actions.”
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“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
“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: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
“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.”
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“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: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
“...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: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
“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
“It's not what happens to us, but our response to what happens to us that hurts us.”
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
“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
“It is one thing to make a mistake, and quite another thing not to admit it. People will forgive mistakes, because mistakes are usually of the mind, mistakes of judgment. But people will not easily forgive the mistakes of the heart, the ill intention, the bad motives, the prideful justifying cover-up of the first mistake.”
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
“The way we see the problem is the problem.”
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“My wife and I just don't have the same feelings for each other we used to have. I guess I just don't love her anymore and she doesn't love me. What can i do?"
"The feeling isn't there anymore?" I asked.
"That's right," he reaffirmed. "And we have three children we're really concerned about. What do you suggest?"
"love her," I replied.
"I told you, the feeling just isn't there anymore."
"Love her."
"You don't understand. the feeling of love just isn't there."
"Then love her. If the feeling isn't there, that's a good reason to love her."
"But how do you love when you don't love?"
"My friend , love is a verb. Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb. So love her. Serve her. Sacrifice. Listen to her. Empathize. Appreciate. Affirm her. Are you willing to do that?”
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
“Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic”
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“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: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
“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: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
“Live, love, laugh, leave a legacy.”
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“You can't talk your way out of a problem you behaved your way into!”
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