stephen covey Quotes

Light is the greatest disinfectant in nature and also in organizations.
tags: nature
— Stephen Covey
An empowered organisation is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organisational success.
tags: desires opportunities success
— Stephen Covey
To learn something but not to do is really not to learn. To know something but not to do is really not to know.
tags: learn
— Stephen Covey
The true identity theft is not financial. It's not in cyberspace. It's spiritual. It's been taken.
tags: identity true spiritual financial
— Stephen Covey
Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply.
— Stephen Covey
Between stimulus and response, there is a space where we choose our response.
tags: space
— Stephen Covey
What air is to the body, to feel understood is to the heart.
tags: heart body
— Stephen Covey
The spirit of America has nurtured responsibility and community unlike any other country.
— Stephen Covey
We see the world not as it is, but as we are.
tags: world
— Stephen Covey
Some habits of ineffectiveness are rooted in our social conditioning toward quick-fix, short-term thinking.
tags: thinking
— Stephen Covey
Listen with your eyes for feelings.
tags: eyes
— Stephen Covey
A little over 5% of the world's population produces almost 29% of the world's goods and services.
tags: world service
— Stephen Covey
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.
tags: justice live world opportunities die god christ ideas
— Stephen Covey
The solutions to our problems are and always will be based upon universal, timeless, self-evident principles common to every enduring, prospering society throughout history.
tags: society problem
— Stephen Covey
I believe in Coach Louis Wong. He is so much more than just a football coach.
tags: believe football
— Stephen Covey
For me, the essence of the great American Dream is spiritual. I believe that our Constitution is inspired and that it is based on principles that are timeless and universal. This is the reason why 95% of all written constitutions throughout the world are modeled after our Constitution.
tags: world believe spiritual dreams american
— Stephen Covey
My parents were just constantly affirming me in everything that I did. Late at night, I'd wake up and hear my mother talking over my bed, saying, 'You're going to do great on this test. You can do anything you want.'
tags: night saying mother parent
— Stephen Covey
You're not a product of your nature. That is your genetic makeup or your nurture, the things that have happened to you. Of course those things affect you powerfully, but they do not determine you.
tags: nature
— Stephen Covey
Every time you think the problem is 'out there,' that very thought is the problem.
tags: time thoughts problem
— Stephen Covey
I affirm to you the tremendous potential you have, not beyond anything you could ever imagine.
tags: potential imagine
— Stephen Covey
You can't talk your way out of problems you behave yourself into.
tags: problem
— Stephen Covey
Everyone must be proactive and do all they can to help themselves to stay employed.
tags: help
— Stephen Covey
Most negotiators are trying to get their way.
— Stephen Covey
If you have a family mission statement that clarifies what your purpose is, then you use that as the criterion by which you make the decisions.
tags: decision
— Stephen Covey
One of the things that I have admired about India is the spiritualism of the people.
tags: people spiritualism india
— Stephen Covey
Both times I was in India, I could not get people to listen to each other. I had to literally tell people to listen to each other and tell them that they can't get creative and find alternate solutions if they don't listen to each other. There's a lot of arguing and justifying.
tags: time people india creative
— Stephen Covey
When the external factors over which one has no control in a way start to become negative, it starts to affect our creative juices.
tags: control creative
— Stephen Covey
Outsourcing is inevitable, and I don't think it's necessarily treating people like things.
tags: people
— Stephen Covey
It's amazing how confused and distracted and misdirected so many people are.
tags: people
— Stephen Covey
We become what we repeatedly do.
— Stephen Covey
We need to have business leaders who live by deep, strong principles.
tags: live strong leader business
— Stephen Covey
I believe in this concept that you learn by teaching.
tags: believe learn teaching
— Stephen Covey
Remember, we are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
tags: experience human spiritual
— Stephen Covey
In school, many of us procrastinate and then successfully cram for tests. We get the grades and degrees we need to get the jobs we want, even if we fail to get a good general education.
tags: job education school fail
— Stephen Covey
There is a heavy emphasis in Mormonism on initiative, on responsibility, on a work ethic, and on education. If you take those elements together with a free-enterprise system, you've got the chemistry for a lot of industry.
tags: work responsibility ethics education
— Stephen Covey
Family home evening is more for the purpose of teaching values and gospel principles, displaying talents and enjoying different kinds of family fun and activities.
tags: value talent fun gospel teaching
— Stephen Covey
You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren't busy denying them.
tags: mistakes learn
— Stephen Covey
Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.
tags: time
— Stephen Covey
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
tags: chance fire
— Stephen Covey
Improve relationships with others by assuming that they can hear everything you say about them
tags: relationship
— Stephen Covey