The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Steven R. Covey, 1989
This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and practical anecdotes, Stephen R. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity
💎 Gems 💎
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
Start with the end in mind.
You have to water the flowers you want to grow.
To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.
We see the world, not as it is, but as we are──or, as we are conditioned to see it.
If I really want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control - myself.
To learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know.
At some time in your life, you probably had someone believe in you when you didn't believe in yourself.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential.
As you care less about what people think of you, you will care more about what others think of themselves.
There's no better way to inform and expand you mind on a regular basis than to get into the habit of reading good literature.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them.
The person who doesn’t read is no better off than the person who can’t read.
We must look at the lens through we see the world, as well as the world we see, and that the lens itself shapes how we interpret the world.
Make small commitments and keep them. Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.
Each of us guard a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside.
Leadership is communicating others’ worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves.
You can buy a person's hand, but you can't buy his heart. His heart is where his enthusiasm, his loyalty is. You can buy his back, but you can't buy his brain. That's where his creativity is, his ingenuity, his resourcefulness.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Writing distills, crystallizes, and clarifies thought and helps break the whole into parts.
Your attitude determines your altitude
There is no effectiveness without discipline, and there is no discipline without character.
It is possible to be busy—very busy—without being very effective.
Inside-Out 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
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.