Friday, July 20, 2012

Stephen Covey: 10 quotes to change your life

I was just reminded of this by my excellent manager at work. It came out of the blue but at an excellent time when I needed to hear them again. Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People continues to grace my kindle's top reading list.

He just passed away on July 16. With his passing and the passing of my very much beloved mother-in-law, it's a good reminder to just do it, and do it right, and do it right now.

Stephen Covey - 10 Quotes to Change your life
  1. The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
  2. The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
  3. Live out of your imagination, not your history.
  4. Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
  5. Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.
  6. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
  7. You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically, 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.”
  8. I teach people how to treat me by what I will allow.
  9. Love is a verb. Love – the feeling – is the fruit of love the verb or our loving actions. So love her.
  10. Live, love, laugh and leave a legacy

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