Stephen Covey, fully Stephen Richards Covey

Stephen
Covey, fully Stephen Richards Covey
1932
2012

American Author, Educator, Businessman, Trainer, Motivational Speaker best known for his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Author Quotes

Whether or not we belong to a church or service organization or have a job that provides meaningful service opportunities, not a day goes by that we can?t at least serve one other human being by making deposits of unconditional love.

With people if you want to save time, don?t be efficient. With people, slow is fast and fast is slow.

When you can see only two alternatives ? yours and the ?wrong? one ? There?s almost always a third alternative.

Whether we are aware of it or not, whether we are in control of it or not, there is a first creation to every part of our lives. We are either the second creation of our own proactive design, or we are the second creation of other people?s agendas, of circumstances, or of past habits.

With the dizzying rate of change in technology and increasing competition driven by the globalization of markets and technology, we must not only be educated, we must constantly re-educate and reinvent ourselves.

When you engage in a work that taps your talent and fuels your passion--that rises out of a great need in the world that you feel drawn by conscience to meet--therein lies your voice, your calling, your soul's code.

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.

Words are like eggs dropped from great heights. You could no more call them back then ignore the mess they left when they fell.

When you get a good night's sleep and wake up ready to produce throughout the day.

While values drive behaviors, principles govern consequences.

Writing distills, crystallizes, and clarifies thought.

When you have a challenge and the response is equal to the challenge, that?s called ?success?. But once you have a new challenge, the old, once-successful response no longer works. That?s why it is called a ?failure?.

While we cannot always choose what happens to us, we can choose our responses? We can and should become the creative force of our own lives.

Writing is another powerful way to sharpen the mental saw. Keeping a journal of our thoughts, experiences, insights, and learnings promotes mental clarity, exactness, and context.

We need to have business leaders who live by deep, strong principles.

What we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do. There are people we trust because we know their character. Whether they're eloquent or not, whether they have human-relations techniques or not, we trust them and work with them.

When one does not have the passion that flows from finding and using one?s voice to serve great purposes, the void is filled with insecurity and the empty chatter of a thousand voices that drive the social mirror.

We see the world not as it is, but as we are.

What would you like each of the speakers to say about you and your life?

When one side benefits more than the other, that's a win-lose situation. To the winner it might look like success for a while, but in the long run, it breeds resentment and distrust.

We see the world, not as it is, but as we are -- or, as we are conditioned to see it. When we open our mouths to describe what we see, we in effect describe ourselves, our perceptions, our paradigms.

What you are shouts so loudly in my ears I cannot hear what you say.

When other people disagree with us, we immediately think something is wrong with them. But, as the demonstration shows, sincere, clearheaded people see things differently, each looking through the unique lens of experience.

We seek not to imitate the masters, rather we seek what they sought.

Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.

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First Name
Stephen
Last Name
Covey, fully Stephen Richards Covey
Birth Date
1932
Death Date
2012
Bio

American Author, Educator, Businessman, Trainer, Motivational Speaker best known for his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People