For the next few pages, please choose a secluded place where no one will disturb you. Don't think about your plans, your job, your family, or your friends. Thus begins a chapter in Stephen R. Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Is it really worth taking such a break from your life for her sake?
We will not talk about the book, just give a few quotes.
“The principle of 'start doing something by imagining the end goal' is based on the idea that 'everything is created twice'. That is, first at the level of thought - as I imagine it to myself, and then at the level of business ... Most failures in business are explained precisely by mistakes made at the stage of the first creation. "
"We have only four vital factors: internal security (self-worth), internal orientation (our own stable system of values), wisdom and power."
"Anyone who is good at using a hammer tends to think that there are solid nails around him."
“Maturity is a balance of courage and sensitivity… Many people have a dichotomous mindset,“ or… or… ”They think that a pleasant person cannot be tough. Although in fact it can ... You need not only to sympathize with others, but also to be confident ... "
“Changes - real, real - come from the inside out. Change comes from the roots - from your way of thinking, determining your actions. "
The seven skills of highly effective people are proactivity, the ability to set goals, internal discipline, the ability to recognize and respect the interests of another, even if they are alien to you, the understanding that when people and companies communicate, the benefits should be mutual, the ability to listen and hear, the ability to appreciate differences ...
Read on if you like. And remember that "having the freedom to choose our actions, we do not have the freedom to choose the consequences." Publishing house "Alpina Business Books"
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