Stephen Covey

1932 -

A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on choice, decisions, habits, inclusion, energy, power, and strength

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.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

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A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on understanding

You can't live principals you can't understand.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

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A Quote by Stephen R. Covey

Priority is a function of context.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

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A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on belief, character, ethics, experience, happiness, learning, life, people, principles, and success

The character ethic, which I believe to be the foundation of success, teaches that there are basic principles of effective living, and that people can only experience true success and enduring happiness as they learn and integrate these principles into their basic character.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

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A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on anger, cynicism, disappointment, disillusionment, emotion, feeling, meaning, people, quality, relationships, and resentment

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.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

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A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on ability, change, people, and value

People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

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A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on apologies, character, heart, order, pity, principles, security, and strength

It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

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A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on character and habits

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character...

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

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A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on circumstances, people, and perspective

If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

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A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on ability, awareness, choice, conscience, day, decisions, empowerment, imagination, independence, learning, management, and self-awareness

In addition to self-awareness, imagination and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment-independent will-that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

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