The Top quotes from the Book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey remains one of the most influential books of all time. Stephen Covey wrote a powerful book that has helped millions of people by uncovering their true potential.

Below are some great quotes from the book. Enjoy.

“The little-understood concept of interdependence appears to many to smack of dependence, and therefore, we find people, often for selfish reasons, leaving their marriages, abandoning their children, and forsaking all kinds of social responsibility—all in the name of independence.” 

― Stephen R. Covey

 

“build inner character first—private victory before public victory.” 

 

“One day, naked and alone in a small room, he began to become aware of what he later called “the last of the human freedoms”—the freedom his Nazi captors could not take away. They could control his entire environment, they could do what they wanted to his body, but Viktor Frankl himself was a self-aware being who could look as an observer at his very involvement. His basic identity was intact. He could decide within himself how all of this was going to affect him. Between what happened to him, or the stimulus, and his response to it, was his freedom or power to choose that response.” 

― Stephen R. Covey

 

“Show me someone who is humble enough to accept and take responsibility for his or her circumstances and courageous enough to take whatever initiative is necessary to creatively work his or her way through or around these challenges, and I’ll show you the supreme power of choice.” 

― Stephen R. Covey

 

“you want to have a happy marriage, be the kind of person who generates positive energy and sidesteps negative energy rather than empowering it.” 

 

“The work will come again, but childhood won’t.” 

― Stephen R. Covey

 

“I am the creative force of my life.” 

― Stephen R. Covey

 

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand

Habit 6: Synergize

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

 

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

 

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside. The enemy of the “best” is often the “good.”

 

I teach people how to treat me by what I will allow.

 

Live, love, laugh, leave a legacy.

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Author: Khoa Bui

Khoa Bui is an author, trainer and chief editor of YouBeRelentless. He enjoys reading books on self development, success, productivity, money, relationships and leadership. When he's not writing, he likes to enjoy a glass of red wine with a fine cuban cigar while watching the entire season of Entourage. Find out more by visiting the about page.

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