We are free to choose our actions, . . . but we are not free to choose the consequences of these actions.
Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person.
Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
At some time in your life, you probably had someone believe in you when you didn't believe in yourself.
Begin with the end in mind.
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it / immediately.
Begin each day with the blueprint of my deepest values FIRMLY in mind then when challenges come, make decisions BASED on those values.
Habit is the intersection of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do), and desire (want to do).
Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.
Strength lies in differences, not in similarities
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them.
...to learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know.
The way we see the problem is the problem.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Trust is the highest form of human motivation.
To Retain those who are present, be loyal to those who are absent.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside. The enemy of the “best” is often the “good.
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