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15 Timeless Lessons From Stephen R. Covey
15 Timeless Lessons From Stephen R. Covey
15 Timeless Lessons From Stephen R. Covey
15 Timeless Lessons From Stephen R. Covey
15 Timeless Lessons From Stephen R. Covey
15 Timeless Lessons From Stephen R. Covey
15 Timeless Lessons From Stephen R. Covey
15 Timeless Lessons From Stephen R. Covey
15 Timeless Lessons From Stephen R. Covey
15 Timeless Lessons From Stephen R. Covey
15 Timeless Lessons From Stephen R. Covey
15 Timeless Lessons From Stephen R. Covey
15 Timeless Lessons From Stephen R. Covey
15 Timeless Lessons From Stephen R. Covey
15 Timeless Lessons From Stephen R. Covey
15 Timeless Lessons From Stephen R. Covey
15 Timeless Lessons From Stephen R. Covey
15 Timeless Lessons From Stephen R. Covey
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15 Timeless Lessons From Stephen R. Covey

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  • 1. From Stephen R. Covey 15Timeless Lessons
  • 2. Stephen Covey passed away and although he has moved on from this world, his words have inspired many in his lifetime and remain a beacon of light for those searching for truth and inspiration in personal and professional life. Here are the 15 most profound lessons I learned from this great man. (1932-2012)
  • 3. 1. Know That Your Character is Critical Watch your habits; your habits will determine your character and your character will determine your life. You cannot rise any higher than the fortitude of your character. Your character is the foundation for your life, so if you want to change your life, you must first change your character. “Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.”
  • 4. Being proactive is not enough. You have to know what it is you want to achieve. Having a strong idea of your goals is crucial to keeping a digital marketing campaign on track and preventing it from slipping into the background of online scenery. 2. Begin With The End in Mind “We should begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and destination, and then continue by flexing your proactive muscles to make things happen.”
  • 5. 3. Schedule Your Priorities Schedule your priorities. If it’s important, it must be scheduled. What you don’t schedule won’t get done. Know your priorities, and center your day on those activities. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”
  • 6. 4. First Things First You must be able to distinguish the critical from the insignificant, and you must always place the critical first: First in order, first in priority, and first in rank. If you place the critical first, and if you give the critical your focus and your attention, the “effectiveness” of your leadership will soar. “Effective leadership is putting first things first.”
  • 7. 5. Never Forget the Main Thing Never lose sight of the “big picture,” keep the main thing the main thing. Broken focus is the number one reason people fail. It’s not enough to start off on the right track; you must successfully avoid the unnecessary distractions and attractions of life which aim to sidetrack you. “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”
  • 8. 6. Use Your Imagination Your imagination pre-plays your future! Use your imagination to create the future that you desire. You can’t progress very far looking out of the rear view mirror of life; use your imagination to look ahead. See your future as bright; if you can see it and believe it, you can have it. “Live out of your imagination, not your history.”
  • 9. 7. Change, Choice and Principles Change, choice and principles give you the power to achieve your dreams. You can change your life, if you align your choices with the timeless principles that produce success. With the weapons of change, choice and principles, impossibilities become possibilities. “There are three constants in life… change, choice and principles.”
  • 10. You've got to suck it up and admit you were at fault. It stings a little, but whoever you're confessing to will respect you for it. Then, make it right, whether that's with a sincere apology or restorative action. Lastly, learn from the mistake so it doesn't happen again. "Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it - immediately." 8. Learn & Not Let Mistakes Happen Again
  • 11. There's value in that thing you want so badly. If you can't banish that old negative message, get a second opinion from someone you trust. Ask for tough love, but kindness, too. Talent and good ideas need to be nurtured, so give yourself the gift of letting them grow. "We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions." 9. Question Your Thoughts and Assumptions
  • 12. There will always be someone doing something you don't like. Always. Recognize this fact and rise above your frustration or anger and be better. Be an example of good behavior in all you do. You'll effect positive change - the ripple effect - and it'll leave you feeling expansive, satisfied. "Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic." 10. Be a Light, Be a Model
  • 13. If someone says something you disagree with, speak up. Everyone else standing there will admire you for it. They were probably thinking the same thing but didn't have the courage to say it, so be the courageous one. Inspire someone else to do the same down the line. "One of the most important ways to manifest integrity is to be loyal to those who are not present. In doing so, we build the trust of those who are present." 11. Speak Up
  • 14. It's up to you to make your life happen, and all it takes are baby steps, one after another. Put an extra $50 a month toward your debt. Check the job listings every morning. Take a class or join a group to meet new people. Action leads to progress. "We immediately become more effective when we decide to change ourselves rather than asking things to change for us." 12. Take Charge and Take Action
  • 15. First, lighten up. You've got a lot of years left, and you need a joy infusion. Have some fun, love your people, laugh loud. Next, think big. Make your life stand for something bigger than yourself. Create change. Leave a mark. Start now. 13. Lighten Up and Think Big "Live, love, laugh, leave a legacy."
  • 16. Taking proper care of your mind and body is important but going a step further and focusing on enriching yourself through reading, learning and teaching can be crucial to developing the strong cultural and social background which will give you that extra edge in marketing tasks. 14. Sharpen The Saw As Covey says, it means “preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have–you.”
  • 17. 15. Remember That Decisions Decide Destinies Your decisions will ultimately decide where you go in this life; you’re not limited by the accomplishments of your parents, and you’re not confined to the achievements of your peers. You can achieve whatever you believe you can achieve, and you can do whatever you believe you can do. “We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.”
  • 18. We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice. - Stephen Covey Thank You Very Much Sompong Yusoontorn

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