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Sunday, March 14, 2010

DAILY REFLECTIONS FOR HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

From Stephen Covey:

You can buy people’s hands, but you can’t buy their hearts. Their hearts is where their enthusiasm, their loyalty is. You can buy their backs, but you can’t buy their brains. That’s where their creativity is, their ingenuity, their resourcefulness.

I am personally persuaded that the essence of the best thinking in the area of time management can be captured in a single phrase: Organize and execute around priorities.

Effective people are not problem-minded; they are opportunity minded. They feed opportunity and starve problems.

You can’t be successful with other people if you haven’t paid the price of success with yourself.

If I were to summarize in one sentence the single most important principle I have learned in the field of interpersonal relations, it would be this: Seek first to understand, than to be understood.

“Time management” is really a misnomer — the challenge is not to manage time, but to manage ourselves.

Between stimulus and response is our greatest power — the freedom to choose.