One of my greatestpersonal developmentmentors,        StephenCovey, died earlier thisweek of complicationsfrom a bicycle a...
As a tribute to the legend and to remindourselves, I thought to share the sevenprinciples, followed by a few quotesStephen...
Habit 1: Be Proactive “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” “If you haven’t been exerc...
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” “The key is not to prioriti...
Habit 3: Put First Things First “Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important...
Habit 4: Think Win-Win “Win/Win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interaction...
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand,Then To Be Understood “Empathic listening is so powerful because it gives you accurate d...
Habit 6: Synergize“When you communicate synergistically, you aresimply opening your mind and heart andexpressions to new p...
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw“Peace of mind comes when your life is inharmony with true principles and values and inno other wa...
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As a tribute to the legend and to remind ourselves, I thought to share the seven principles, followed by a few quotes Stephen Covey made about each..

If you have never read this book (though I doubt), be sure to pick up a copy. It is full of insights that can help you become more organized, productive, and life a better life. Even though it was first published in 1989, it is still relevant today. Here are 14 quotes from Stephen Covey listed by relevance to each of the Seven Habits.

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A tribute to Stephen Covey

  1. 1. One of my greatestpersonal developmentmentors, StephenCovey, died earlier thisweek of complicationsfrom a bicycle accident.His book, “The SevenHabits of HighlyEffective People”, haschanged the lives ofthousands of peoplearound the world andsurely I am one of them.
  2. 2. As a tribute to the legend and to remindourselves, I thought to share the sevenprinciples, followed by a few quotesStephen Covey made about each..If you have never read this book (though Idoubt), be sure to pick up a copy. It is fullof insights that can help you become moreorganized, productive, and life a better life.Even though it was first published in 1989,it is still relevant today. Here are 14 quotesfrom Stephen Covey listed by relevance toeach of the Seven Habits.
  3. 3. Habit 1: Be Proactive “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” “If you haven’t been exercising, your body will undoubtedly protest this change in its comfortable downhill direction. You won’t like it at first. You may even hate it. But be proactive. Do it anyway. Even if it’s raining on the morning you’ve scheduled your jog, do it anyway. ‘Oh good! it’s raining! I get to develop my willpower as well as my body!’
  4. 4. Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”
  5. 5. Habit 3: Put First Things First “Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” “Keep in mind that you are always saying ‘no’ to something. If it isn’t to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.”
  6. 6. Habit 4: Think Win-Win “Win/Win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions. Win/Win means that agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial, mutually satisfying. With a Win/Win solution, all parties feel good about the decision and feel committed to the action plan. Win/Win sees life as a cooperative, not a competitive arena.” “The way we see the problem is the problem.”
  7. 7. Habit 5: Seek First to Understand,Then To Be Understood “Empathic listening is so powerful because it gives you accurate data to work with. Instead of projecting your own autobiography and assuming thoughts, feelings, motives and interpretation, you’re dealing with the reality inside another person’s head and heart. You’re listening to understand. You’re focused on receiving the deep communication of another human soul.” “Don’t push; be patient; be respectful.”
  8. 8. Habit 6: Synergize“When you communicate synergistically, you aresimply opening your mind and heart andexpressions to new possibilities, newalternatives, new options.”“Once people have experienced real synergy,they are never quite the same again. They knowthe possibility of having other such mind-expanding adventures in the future.”
  9. 9. Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw“Peace of mind comes when your life is inharmony with true principles and values and inno other way.”“This is the single most powerful investment wecan ever make in life—investment in ourselves,in the only instrument we have with which todeal with life and to contribute.”
  10. 10. Rajesh Goyal’s Compilation.. www.iacm-india.com

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