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Stephen R. Covey
Stephen R. Covey

Born in 1932, Stephen Covey is known best for his blockbuster book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People." The book, which was released in 1989, sold more than 12 million copies. Covey has spent the balance of his career at Brigham Young University. It was there that he received his doctorate. He is the co-founder of the Franklin-Covey organization, which is dedicated to applying his a…

Date of Birth: October 24, 1932


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Stephen R. Covey

"If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster." Stephen R. Covey
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"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities." Stephen R. Covey
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"You can't talk your way out of what you've behaved yourself into." Stephen R. Covey
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"Until a person can say deeply and honestly, I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday, that person cannot say, I choose otherwise." Stephen R. Covey
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"I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a transformer in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader." Stephen R. Covey
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"Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose." Stephen R. Covey
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"Seek first to understand, then to be understood." Stephen R. Covey
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"Only after we can learn to forgive ourselves can we accept others as they are because we don't feel threatened by anything about them which is better than us." Stephen R. Covey
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"Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually" Stephen R. Covey
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"You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage--pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically--to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good.'" Stephen R. Covey
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"How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most." Stephen R. Covey
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"Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly." Stephen R. Covey
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"Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective." Stephen R. Covey
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"It doesn't matter where you're coming from? all that matters is where you aregoing. You can't talk your way out of problems you behave yourself into." Stephen R. Covey
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"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 R. Covey
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"Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other. It embraces judgment, discernment, comprehension. It is a gestalt or oneness, and integrated wholeness." Stephen R. Covey
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"We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations" Stephen R. Covey
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"Accountability breeds response-ability." Stephen R. Covey
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"Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday," that person cannot say, "I choose otherwise" Stephen R. Covey
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"Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change." Stephen R. Covey
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"Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure." Stephen R. Covey
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