Stephen Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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    akudaibe01332has quoted5 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 quoted3 years ago
    Satisfied needs do not motivate. It’s only the unsatisfied need that motivates.
    b0384929663has quoted3 years ago
    Smiling wins more friends than frowning,
    Dusan Zatezalohas quotedlast year
    58. Sometimes we make mistakes, we feel awkward. But if we start with the Daily Private Victory and work from the inside out, the results will surely come. As we plant the seed and patiently weed and nourish it, we begin to feel the excitement of real growth and eventually taste the incomparably delicious fruits of a congruent, effective life.

    59. Again, I quote Emerson: “That which we persist in doing becomes easier—not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased.”
    b3598649696has quotedlast year
    many, many maps in our head
    Dusan Zatezalohas quoted2 years ago
    I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday
    anakonophas quoted3 years ago
    set and met my career goals
    Hanna Yurkevichhas quoted3 years ago
    We are what we repeatedly do.
    Hammad Habibhas quoted3 years ago
    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 quoted5 years ago
    of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
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