Stephen R. Covey Quotes


66 Stephen R. Covey quotes:



"As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole--the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration. We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes Limitation Quotes
"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."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Feelings Quotes
"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."
"Only after we can learn to forgive ourselves can we accept others as they are because we don't feel threatened by anything about them which is better than us."
"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."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Mistakes Quotes
"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities."
"The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing."
"Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions. We cansubordinate feelings to values."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Behavior Quotes
"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"
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"Love - THE FEELING - is a fruit of love, the verb."
"Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."
"It doesn't matter where you're coming from? all that matters is where you aregoing. You can't talk your way out of problems you behave yourself into."
"Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Potential Quotes
"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."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Power Quotes
"You can't live principals you can't understand."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Principles Quotes
"It's easy to say ''no!'' when there's a deeper ''yes!'' burning inside."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Vision Quotes
"You can’t talk your way out of what you’ve behaved yourself into."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Security represents your sense of worth, your identity, your emotional anchorage, your self-esteem, your basic personal strength or lack of it."
Author: Covey Quotes Category: Security Quotes Identity Quotes



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