Widgets Favorite Quotations ~  Stephen R. Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

"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."~ Stephen R. Covey

We can act instead of being acted upon.

You can't talk yourself out of problems you behave yourself into. ~ 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Writing truly imprints the brain, helping you remember and apply the things you are trying to do.

While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.

Whatever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness and trust based relationships.

What you alone can contribute, no one else can contribute. ~ First Things First

We must look at the lens through which we see the world, as well as at the world we see, and understand that the lens itself shapes how we interpret the world.

We may be very busy, we may be very efficient, but we will also be truly effective only when we begin with the end in mind. ~ 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

We are too busy driving to get gas. ~ Principle-Centered Leadership

We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.

We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.

We are absolutely convinced that the best way to create quality of life is to listen to and live by conscience.

Two of the most deadly roadblocks to peace are discouragement and pride. The best way to develop courage is to set a goal and achieve it, make a promise and keep it. The antidote for the poison of pride is humility.

To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.

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