Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Collections of Steven Covey Quotes

i've found interesting website - Quotation Collections. I've collected some from Steven Covey that may inspire some of us. But, i think the best quotation is the words from Allah SWT...Subhanallah.

These are some of the Steven Covey quotation collections..ENJOY!
  • Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
  • Live out of your imagination, not your history.
  • A transition person is one who breaks the flow of bad - the negative traditions or harmful practices that get passed from generation to generation, or from situation to situation, whether in a family, a workplace, a community, or wherever. Transition persons transcend their own needs and tap into the deepest, most noble impulses of human nature. In times of darkness, they are lights, not judges; models, not critics. In periods of discord, they are change catalysts, not victims; healers, not carriers. Today's world needs more transition persons. Trust yourself to become one of the best, and watch your influence grow.
  • The first choice we make each and every day is, "Will we act upon life, or will we merely be acted upon?"
  • While we cannot always choose what happens to us, we can choose our responses.
  • Those who get the most out of life and those who give the most are those who make the choice to act.
  • While I believe in the power of positive thought, I do not believe that you or I can simply psyche ourselves into success or peace of mind.
  • When life does not go our way or we inadvertently make a mistake, it is so easy to make excuses, place blame on others, or argue that circumstances were against us. But we only progress in life to the extent that we take responsibility for our actions and attitudes, and put forth the initiative necessary to create our own circumstances.
  • To receive gratitude with grace is a form of gratitude by itself, and not always an easy art to master.
  • Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. They're either speaking or preparing to speak. They're filtering everything through their own paradigms, reading their autobiography into other people's lives.
  • We must not let the actions or words of others determine our responses. Magnanimous people make the choice to respond to the indignities of others based upon their own principles and their own value system rather than their moods or anger.
  • Be sure that, as you scramble up the ladder of success, it is leaning against the right building.
  • Anytime we think the problem is "out there," that thought is the problem. We empower what's out there to control us. The change paradigm is "outside-in" - what's out there has to change before we can change. The proactive approach is to change from the inside-out: to be different, and by being different, to effect positive change in what's out there - I can be more resourceful, I can be more diligent, I can be more creative, I can be more cooperative.
  • 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.
  • Effective management is putting first things first. While leadership decides what "first things" are, it is management that puts them first, day-by-day, moment-by-moment. Management is discipline, carrying it out.
  • The essence of the best thinking in the area of time management can be captured in a single phrase: Organize and execute around priorities.
  • Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
  • Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
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