51+ Stephen Covey Quotes And Sayings For Inspiration

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Stephen Covey was a successful author capable of changing the lives of many people. His Book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” launched him to fame.

Both he and his book have been an inspiration to many people. Here you will find our collection of Stephen Covey quotes that will inspire you to live your life more efficiently and effectively.

Best way to predict your future is to create it.

– Stephen Covey

Stephen R. Covey Quotes

1. “Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” – Stephen R. Covey

2. “The more involved you are, the more significant your learning will be.” – Stephen R. Covey

3. “We develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and obstacles.” – Stephen R. Covey

4. “Link yourself to your potential, not to your past.” – Stephen R. Covey

5. “He who has a why can deal with any what or how.” – Stephen R. Covey

6. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” – Stephen R. Covey

7. “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” – Stephen R. Covey

8. “To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” – Stephen R. Covey

9. “The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it.” – Stephen R. Covey

10. “To achieve goals you’ve never achieved before you need to start doing things you’ve never done before.” – Stephen R. Covey

Inspirational Stephen Covey Quotes

11.Treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” – Stephen R. Covey

12. “We are free to choose our actions… but we are not free to choose the consequences of these actions.” – Stephen R. Covey

13. “Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions.” – Stephen R. Covey

14.” Most arguments are not really disagreements but are rather little ego battles and misunderstandings.” – Stephen R. Covey

15. “The quality of our thoughts determine our actions and our actions develop our habit. Our habit create our character and our character forges our destiny.” – Stephen R. Covey

16. “People simply feel better about themselves when they’re good at something.” – Stephen R. Covey

17. “If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.” – Stephen R. Covey

18. “We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.” – Stephen R. Covey

19. “We see the world, not as it is, but as we are──or, as we are conditioned to see it.” – Stephen R. Covey

20. “If we keep doing what we’re doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.” – Stephen R. Covey

21. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen R. Covey

22. “I think the most significant work we’ll do in our whole life, in our whole world is done within the four walls of our home.” – Stephen R. Covey

23. “Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.” – Stephen R. Covey

24. “Through imagination, we can visualize the uncredited worlds of potential that lie within us.” – Stephen R. Covey

25. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Stephen R. Covey

26. “The way we see things is the source of the way we think or the way we act.” – Stephen R. Covey

27. “Live out of your imagination, not your history.” – Stephen R. Covey

28. “Each of us guard a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside.” – Stephen R. Covey

29. “As long as you think the problem is out there, that very thought is the problem.” – Stephen R. Covey

30. “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand. Most people listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen R. Covey

31. “The reflection of the current social paradigm tells us we are largely determined by conditioning and conditions.” – Stephen R. Covey

32. “It is character that communicates most eloquently.” – Stephen R. Covey

33. “Consequences are governed by principles, and behavior is governed by values, therefore, value principles!” – Stephen R. Covey

34. “There is no effectiveness without discipline, and there is no discipline without character.” – Stephen R. Covey

35. “A moment of choice is a moment of truth. It’s the testing point of our character and competence.” – Stephen R. Covey

36. “You can’t be successful with other people if you haven’t paid the price of success with yourself.” – Stephen R. Covey

37. “You can’t change the fruit without changing the root.” – Stephen R. Covey

38. “Self awareness gives us ultimate human freedom.” – Stephen R. Covey

39. “When man created the mirror, he began to lose his soul. He became more concerned with his image than with his self.” – Stephen R. Covey

40. “You have to water the flowers you want to grow.” – Stephen R. Covey

41. “Anything less than a conscious commitment to the important is an unconscious commitment to the unimportant.” – Stephen R. Covey

42. “If our feelings control our actions, it is because we have abdicated our responsibility and empowered them to do so.” – Stephen R. Covey

43. “What lies behind us is nothing compared to what lies within us and ahead of us.” – Stephen R. Covey

44. “Doing more things faster is no substitute for doing the right things.” – Stephen R. Covey

45. “It’s incredibly easy to get caught up in the thick of thin things.” – Stephen R. Covey

46. “Whatever you can do, or dream, begin it! For boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” – Stephen R. Covey

47. “I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” – Stephen R. Covey

48. “No matter how long we’ve walked life’s pathway to mediocrity, we can always choose to switch paths. Always. It’s never too late. We can find our voice.” – Stephen R. Covey

49. “Listen twice as much as you speak.” – Stephen R. Covey

50. “Doing the right things for the right reason in the right way is the key to Quality of Life!” – Stephen R. Covey

51. “The way you spend your time is a result of the way you see your time and the way you really see your priorities.” – Stephen R. Covey

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