In this Stephen Covey review, we are going to share the top 25 Stephen Covey quotes for success. Read more…!
Stephen Covey Review | About Stephen Covey
Stephen Covey is and amazing businessperson and best-selling author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, that sold over 25 million copies in the world. Â His world wide message of creating success as adults and as teens inspired millions of people.
His biggest emphasis is personal development and how we must take responsibility for our actions if we are going to be successful in life and in business has been taught to millions of executives, sales professionals, and entrepreneurs.
Here is a great video by the incredible Dr. Stephen R. Covey
In 1989, when his book was published, Franklin Quest and Covey Leadership Center announced to the public that they were going to merge together as a company. Â The name FranklinCovey then later established its brand on January 22, 1997. Â Today the company shares what Covey’s principles and strategies are taught to fortune 500 business people on skills like leadership, execution, productivity, trust, sales performance,Â and customer relationships.
Unfortunately Stephen Covey passed away on July 16, 2012 which shocked the personal development industry. Â Stephen Covey’s legacy continually lives on in the principles that will forever remain in his quotes and in his recorded seminars.
Here are the top 25 Stephen Covey Quotes for success weÂ feel are the most inspiring and important.
Stephen Covey Review | Top 25 Stephen Covey Quotes For Success
- “When one side benefits more than the other, that’s a win-lose situation. To the winner it might look like success for a while, but in the long run, it breeds resentment and distrust.”
- Â “We need to have business leaders who live by deep, strong principles.”
- “When the external factors over which one has no control in a way start to become negative, it starts to affect our creative juices.”
- Â “Want balance in your life? Then sure, get your own act together, but don’t forget four powerful disciplines of execution in your team and organization.”
- Â “If you carefully consider what you want to be said of you in the funeral experience, you will find your definition of success.”
- Â “Studies have identified a significant ‘skills gap’ between what students are currently being taught and the skills employers are seeking in today’s global economy. Our children must be better prepared than they are now to meet the future challenges of our ever-changing world.”
- Â “Trust is central to an economy that works.”
- Â “We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.”
- Â “I believe in this concept that you learn by teaching.”
- Â “How can you possibly reconcile the justice of God with the idea that only through Christ can you be saved? Most of the world lives and dies and never even hears of Christ. There has to be some mechanism set up for all those who have ever lived to have an opportunity to hear of Christ.”
- Â “We become what we repeatedly do.”
- Â “Reactive people… are often affected by their physical environment. They find external sources to blame for their behavior.”
- Â “Begin with the end in mind.”
- Â “We see the world not as it is, but as we are.”
- Â “A mission statement is not something you write overnight… But fundamentally, your mission statement becomes your constitution, the solid expression of your vision and values. It becomes the criterion by which you measure everything else in your life.”
- Â “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.”
- Â “The bottom line is, when people are crystal clear about the most important priorities of the organization and team they work with and prioritized their work around those top priorities, not only are they many times more productive, they discover they have the time they need to have a whole life.”
- Â “If we keep doing what we’re doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.”
- Â “Leadership is a choice, not a position.”
- Â “If you want small changes in your life, work on your attitude. But if you want big and primary changes, work on your paradigm.”
- Â “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”
- Â “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.”
- Â “Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition – such as lifting weights – we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.”
- “Stop setting goals.” Goals are pure fantasy unless you have a specific plan to achieve them.”
- “Our character is basically a composite of our habits.” Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.”
Stephen Covey Review | Conclusion
If you want to know who was one of the pioneers of the personal development and self-help industry it was then and will always be Stephen Covey. Â If there is anything I can summarize that he taught me is how to keep my priorities in check and do my tasks until completion before moving on to the next thing.
If you have a favorite quote by Stephen Covey or you want to share an interesting experience after following his success advice, leave a comment below!
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