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Quote Left In addition to self-awareness, imagination and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment-independent will-that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day. Quote Right
Quote Left Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones. Quote Right
Quote Left People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally being lived. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society. Quote Right
Quote Left I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a 'transformer' in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader. Quote Right
Quote Left Lose/Win people bury a lot of feelings. And unexpressed feelings come forth later in uglier ways. Psychosomatic illnesses often are the reincarnation of cumulative resentment, deep disappointment and disillusionment repressed by the Lose/Win mentality. Disproportionate rage or anger, overreaction to minor provocation, and cynicism are other embodiments of suppressed emotion. People who are constantly repressing, not transcending feelings toward a higher meaning find that it affects the quality of their relationships with others. Quote Right
Quote Left Every exaggeration of the truth once detected by others destroys our credibility and makes all that we do and say suspect. Quote Right
Quote Left The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. Quote Right
Quote Left It's easy to say no! when there's a deeper yes! burning inside. Quote Right
Quote Left Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure. Quote Right
Quote Left Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out. Quote Right
Quote Left Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us. Quote Right
Quote Left The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. Quote Right
Quote Left Accountability breeds response-ability. Quote Right
Quote Left Priority is a function of context. Quote Right
Quote Left Doing more things faster is no substitute for doing the right things. Quote Right
Quote Left While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions. Quote Right
Quote Left You can't live principals you can't understand. Quote Right
Quote Left We immediately become more effective when we decide to change ourselves rather than asking things to change for us. Quote Right
Quote Left It is in the ordinary events of every day that we develop the proactive capacity to handle the extraordinary pressures of life. It Quote Right
Quote Left If we keep doing what we're doing, we're going to keep getting what we're getting. Quote Right
Quote Left We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. Quote Right
Quote Left Security represents your sense of worth, your identity, your emotional anchorage, your self-esteem, your basic personal strength or lack of it. Quote Right
Quote Left Live out of your imagination, not your history. Quote Right
Quote Left Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character Quote Right
Quote Left Live out of your imagination, not your history.—Stephen Covey Quote Right