“The commitments we make to ourselves and to others, and our integrity to those commitments, is the essence and clearest manifestation of our proactivity.” ~ Stephen R. Covey from The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Do you honor your commitments?...
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Big Ideas from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
“Look at the word responsibility—“response-ability”—the ability to choose your response. Highly proactive people recognize that responsibility. They do not blame circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. Their behavior is a product of their own conscious choice, based on values, rather...
Some Quotes from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Effective people stay out of Quadrants III and IV because, urgent or not, they arenâ€™t important. They also shrink Quadrant I down to size by spending more time in Quadrant IIâ€¦Quadrant II is the heart of effective personal management.
If you were to fault yourself in one of three areas, which would it be: (1) the inability to prioritize; (2) the inability or desire to organize around those priorities; or (3) the lack of discipline to execute around them? â€¦ Most people say their main fault is a lack of discipline. On deeper thought, I believe that is not the case. The basic problem is that their priorities have not become deeply planted in their hearts and minds. They havenâ€™t really internalized Habit 2 [Begin with the end in mind].
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of the soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more than the total weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.