15 Powerful Stephen Covey Quotes

February 2015













15 Powerful Stephen Covey Quotes

Sharing is lovingStephen Covey is most likely to be remembered for his popular book “The 7 habits of highly effective people” which sold over 25 million copies world wide since its first publication in 1989. Though not very original , Stephen Covey with a combination of lucid explanation and , helps ingrain the 7 habits concept. Here are the 7 habits in a nutshell as per Stephen 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

Stephen Covey’s ability to paraphrase the essence of a situation is what makes his works distinctly likable and more importantly something that a reader doesn’t forget. With this in view, we are glad to present the 15 powerful Stephen Covey quotes (equally

and well phrased) that has the potential to change your way of

and .

The 15 Powerful Stephen Covey Quotes

1. There are 3 constants in life : Change, Choice and .

2. The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to

your schedule.

3. Stop setting goals. Goals are pure fantasy unless you have a

to achieve them.

4. Synergy is better than my way or your way. It’s .

5. Find your voice and

to find theirs.

6.  is a choice, not a position.

7. Your most important work is always ahead of you,


8. You can retire from a , but don’t ever retire from making extremely meaningful contributions in life.

9. The main thing is to keep the

the main thing.


with the end in mind.

11. We become what we .

12. I am not a product of my . I am a product of my decisions.

13. If you carefully consider what you want to be said of you in the

experience, you will find your definition of .

14. Every time you think the problem is ‘out there,’ that very

is the problem.

15. Most of us

too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.

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B Ganeshkumar enjoys learning from people’s experience as well as sharing his learning with others which in corporate lingo is often tagged “Best Practices”. He is also the author of “God Moved Your Cheese” and “What Nobody Ever Told You”