Quote from Stephen R. Covey:
Moving along the upward spiral requires us to learn, commit, and do on increasingly higher planes. We deceive ourselves if we think that any one of these is sufficient. To keep progressing, we must learn, commit, and do—learn, commit, and do—and learn, commit, and do again.
Read less and think more. Read about great things and think about great questions and issues.
Don’t be deceived into thinking that by changing the external, the internal will be changed. It works the other way around. The path that needs changing is the one in your mind.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look at fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." You must do the think you think you cannot do.
Look at the word responsibility—“response-ability”—the ability to choose your response. Highly proactive people recognize that responsibility. They do not blame circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. Their behavior is a product of their own conscious choice, based on values, rather than a product of their conditions, based on feeling.
Short, sweet, and to the point. Clear writing, and therefore clear commands, comes from clear thinking. Think simple.
Thinking is the very essence of, and the most difficult thing to do in, business and in life. Empire builders spend hour-after-hour on mental work… while others party. If you're not consciously aware of putting forth the effort to exert self-guided integrated thinking...then you're giving in to laziness and no longer control your life.
Think of what you speak, but speak not all that you think.
Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking.
The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.
Roark: "I don't make comparisons. I never think of myself in relation to anyone else. I just refuse to measure myself as part of anything. I'm an utter egotist.
Slow down and remember this: Most things make no difference. Being busy is a form of mental laziness—lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.