The 7 Habits of highly effective people - Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits of highly effective people - Stephen R. Covey The children of blame are cynicism and hopelessness. When we succumb to believing that we are victims of our circumstances and yield to the plight of determinism, we lose hope, we lose drive, and we settle into resignation and stagnation. Stephen R. Covey I am the creative force of my life. Stephen R. Covey Life is, by nature, highly interdependent. To try to achieve maximum effectiveness through independence is like trying to play tennis with a golf club - the tool is not suited to the reality. Stephen R. Covey Many people wait for something to happen or someone to take care of them. Stephen R. Covey But are we responsible - 'response-able' - to control our lives and to powerfully influence our circumstances by working on be, on what we are. Stephen R. Covey But not to acknowledge a mistake, not to correct it and learn from it, is a mistake of a different order. It usually puts a person on a self-deceiving, self-justifying path, often involving rationalization (rational lies) to self and others. Stephen R. Covey The commitments we make to ourselves and to others, and our integrity to those commitments, is the essence and clearest manifestation of our proactivity. It is also the essence of growth. Stephen R. Covey Make small commitments and keep them. Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Stephen R. Covey We live in a world where instant gratification is available and encouraged. Stephen R. Covey The pleasure-centered person, too soon bored with each succeeding level of 'fun', constantly cries for more and more. So the next new pleasure has to be bigger and better, more exciting, with a bigger 'high'. Stephen R. Covey Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; to life he can only respond by being responsible. Frankl But fundamentally, your mision statement becomes your constitution, the solid expression of your vision and values. It becomes the criterion by which you measure everything else in your life. Stephen R. Covey He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail. Abraham Maslow Whitout involvement, the is no commitment. Mark it down, asterisk it, circle it, underline it. No involvement, no commitment. Stephen R. Covey Organize and execure around priorities. Stephen R. Covey Many people seem to think that succes in one area can compensate for failure in other areas of life. But can it really? Perhaps it can for a limited time in some areas. But can success in your profession compensate for a broken marriage, ruined health, or weakness in personal character? Stephen R. Covey Point out the potential failure paths, what not to do, bur don't tell them what to do. Keep the responsibility for results with them - to do whatever is necessary withing the guidelines. Stephen R. Covey Psychosomatic illnesses, particularly of the respiratory, nervous, and circulatory systems, 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 cynism are other embodiments of suppressed emotion. Stephen R. Covey The second stage of empathic listening is to rephrase the content. Stephen R. Covey As someone once observed, 'There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children - one is roots, the other is wings.' Stephen R. Covey But because you're proactive, you can rewrite the script. Stephen R. Covey

Geplaatst: 17-01-2018 - Sietse Visser