Stephen Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

akudaibe01332has quoted3 years ago
There are actually three social maps—three theories of determinism widely accepted, independently or in combination, to explain the nature of man. Genetic determinism basically says your grandparents did it to you. That’s why you have such a temper. Your grandparents had short tempers and it’s in your DNA. It just goes through the generations and you inherited it. In addition, you’re Irish, and that’s the nature of Irish people.
Psychic determinism basically says your parents did it to you. Your upbringing, your childhood experience essentially laid out your personal tendencies and your character structure. That’s why you’re afraid to be in front of a group. It’s the way your parents brought you up. You feel terribly guilty if you make a mistake because you “remember” deep inside the emotional scripting when you were very vulnerable and tender and dependent. You “remember” the emotional punishment, the rejection, the comparison with somebody else when you didn’t perform as well as expected.
Environmental determinism basically says your boss is doing it to you—or your spouse, or that bratty teenager, or your economic situation, or national policies. Someone or something in your environment is responsible for your situation.
Han Nghas quotedlast year
Satisfied needs do not motivate. It’s only the unsatisfied need that motivates.
b0384929663has quotedlast year
Smiling wins more friends than frowning,
Анастасія Конотопhas quotedlast year
set and met my career goals
Hanna Yurkevichhas quotedlast year
We are what we repeatedly do.
Hammad Habibhas quotedlast year
Success became more a function of personality, of public image, of attitudes and behaviors, skills and techniques that lubricate the processes of human interaction.
This Personality Ethic essentially took two paths: one was human and public relations techniques, and the other was positive mental attitude (PMA)
b7408115530has quoted3 years ago
of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
Ma Dahas quoted7 days ago
As Eleanor Roosevelt observed, “No one can hurt you without your consent.” In the words of Gandhi, “They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them.”
Ninohas quoted9 days ago
BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND
Ninohas quoted9 days ago
PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST
b8945170955has quoted16 days ago
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Andreahas quoted2 months ago
Habits are like a cable. We weave a strand of it every day and soon it cannot be broken
Andreahas quoted2 months ago
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
katirina89237867157has quoted2 months ago
Search your own heart with all diligence for out of it flow the issues of life.”
Salam Kmeidhas quoted2 months ago
t “the map is not the territory.” A map is simply an explanation of certain aspects of the territory. That’s exactly what a paradigm is. It is a theory, an explanation, or model of something else.
Salam Kmeidhas quoted2 months ago
is more commonly used today to mean a model, theory, perception, assumption, or frame of reference. In the more general sense, it’s the way we “see” the world—not in terms of our visual sense of sight, but in terms of perceiving, understanding, interpreting.
Salam Kmeidhas quoted2 months ago
The word paradigm
Salam Kmeidhas quoted2 months ago
What you are shouts so loudly in my ears I cannot hear what you say
Salam Kmeidhas quoted2 months ago
Through deep thought and the exercise of faith and prayer, we began to see our son in terms of his own uniqueness.
Salam Kmeidhas quoted2 months ago
Instead of trying to change him, we tried to stand apart—to separate us from him—and to sense his identity, individuality, separateness, and worth.
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