Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Stephen Covey Inspiring Words

You give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

Human beings are not things needing to be motivated and controlled; they are four dimensional—body, mind, heart, and spirit.

The moment of making choice is the moment of truth!

Spiritual View of Life
First of all, you are dealing with the whole person. That includes the
person’s spirit or soul. You cannot separate their body or their mind or their heart from their spirit, because they are all so inter-related, and there is a synergistic relationship between all these four dimensions of our nature. Any attempt to compartmentalise will reduce that synergistic effect and it will have negative repercussions on your body, your mind, your heart, your emotions, your thinking
and so forth.

Another dimension would be that you are dealing with those principles that are universal and timeless.

Thirdly, spirituality deals with peace of conscience. Obeying or following your conscience, means that you are true to that which you have internalised as being right and this gives you tremendous tranquillity and courage.

Voice is unique personal significance—significance that is revealed as we face our greatest challenges and that makes us equal to them.
Dr. Stephen R. Covey, 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

Often we are so busy with sawing that we forget to shapen the saw.

If you want to make minor, incremental changes and improvements, work on practices, behavior or attitude. But if you want to make significant, quantum improvement, work on paradigms.

The more we use and magnify our present talents, the more talents we are given and the greater our capacity becomes.

Vision comes as people sense human need and respond to their conscience in trying to meet that need.

Instead of taking two watches, take compass. It is not important how fast you are moving, but where you are moving.