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Selected quotes from Dr. Stephen Covey

One of the first business books I ever read was The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Covey. It shaped a lot of the way I looked at my world, starting when I was a sophomore in college and it shapes much of my thinking today. Now that he has passed, I felt it only fitting that I put together my favorite quotes and share them with you. I hope even one of them is just what you need.

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Selected quotes from Dr. Stephen Covey

  1. 1. 1932-2012Compiled by Phil Gerbyshak
  2. 2. One of the first businessbooks I ever read was The 7Habits of Highly EffectivePeople by Dr. Covey. Itshaped a lot of the way Ilooked at my world, startingwhen I was a sophomore incollege and it shapes muchof my thinking today.Now that he has passed, Ifelt it only fitting that I puttogether my favorite quotesand share them with you. Ihope even one of them isjust what you need.Enjoy!Phil Gerbyshak
  3. 3. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People1. Be Proactive.2. Begin with the end in mind.3. Put first things first.4. Think win win.5. Seek first to understand . . . then to be understood.6. Synergize.7. Sharpen the saw.Get a copy at is NOT an affiliate link)
  4. 4. About Phil Gerbyshak Phil Gerbyshak is the author of 4 books and over 2500 articles, focusing on small/mid-size business tips and ways you can grow your business. He speaks to and trains organizations around the world about the power of social media and of connections. Phil realizes there are no overnight successes, only people who work anonymously for days until they are finally discovered and listened to. For more information about Phil, visit or connect with him on Twitter at