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The Main Thing is to Keep
by Stephen Covey

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Related topics: Wisdom Motivational Values Live-By Focus Attention Success Purpose

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey PHOTO

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

 

Begin with the end in mind.
- Stephen Covey

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

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Effective leadership is putting first things first.
Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
- Stephen Covey

We are the creative force of our life,
and through our own decisions rather than our conditions,
if we carefully learn to do certain things,
we can accomplish those goals.
- Stephen Covey

There are three constants in life...
change, choice and principles.
- Stephen Covey

A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers:
you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems
and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent,
interpersonal relationships.
- Stephen Covey

The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule,
but to schedule your priorities.
- Stephen Covey

In the last analysis, what we are communicates far
more eloquently than anything we say or do.
- Stephen Covey

Public behavior is merely private character writ large.
- Stephen Covey

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success;
leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
- Stephen Covey

Our character is basically a composite of our habits.
Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns,
they constantly, daily, express our character.
- Stephen Covey

We are not animals.
We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past.
We have the power of choice.
- Stephen Covey

It's a fact that more people watch television and get
their information that way than read books.
I find new technology and new ways of communication
very exciting and would like to do more in this field.
- Stephen Covey

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Example is not the main thing in influencing others.
It is the only thing.
- Albert Schweitzer

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The main goal of the future is to stop violence.
The world is addicted to it.
- Bill Cosby

The main thing experience has taught me is that one
has to sort of hone their relationship to time,
you know.
- John Frusciante

The main facts in human life are five:
birth,
food, sleep, love and death.
- E. M. Forster

Child-rearing is my main interest now.
I'm a hands-on father.
- Sean Penn

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need,
and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life.
Ideas are any man's greatest asset.
- Harvey S. Firestone

I am not naturally that thin, so I had to go through
everything from using drugs to diet pills to laxatives to fasting.
Those were my main ways of controlling my weight.
- Carre Otis

I understood that if I wanted to work,
the saxophone was the main instrument.
The clarinet was what we call a double.
- Lee Konitz

I think it is necessary to sit down and work for years
and years to get it right.
I think that's the main thing, that's what the emphasis has got to be on:
individual work.
- Larry Brown

I think the main thing, don't you, is to keep the show on the road.
- Elizabeth Bowen

You get what you concentrate upon...
there is no other main rule.
- Jane Roberts

I think I'm in a really nice position,
where I'm sure I could do another show if I wanted to do one,
but right now the main thing in my mind is writing songs.
- Chris Isaak

My main wish is to get my books into other people's rooms,
and to keep other people's books out of mine.
- Samuel Butler

I'm not averse to helping Wall Street when it helps Main Street.
- Ben Nelson

The main thing I do now is I coach kids,
and all of these stories along the way are based in reality.
- Craig Johnston

I think the main thing was that the character couldn't
speak in regular language,
so he had to be mimed.
- Peter Mayhew

Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance,
but to do what lies clearly at hand.
- Thomas Carlyle

Though times have changed, it's a nice surprise to
see that youthful feeling of anti-war sentiment returning
once more to the cobbled main streets of Europe.
- Cat Stevens

I have never won a race, and that is my main disappointment -
but you have to be positive.
- Jean Alesi

Chiapas is probably the main concern I have right now for the planet.
- Edward James Olmos

The main point for me is moral; animals are sentient beings.
I know for some this is a hard argument to accept,
but we're not built to eat a lot of meat.
- Grace Slick

If you go out there and your main purpose is to get a sponsor,
then it's not gonna work.
Just go out there and have fun.
That's how I got sponsored.
- Ryan Sheckler

I still play jazz, and I've always got that trumpet very handy,
but I'm coming to feel the classical venues are where my main focus is,
in the realm of symphonic pops.
- Doc Severinsen

Every action is seen to fall into one of three main categories,
guarding, hitting, or moving.
Here, then, are the elements of combat,
whether in war or pugilism.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

The main thing I believe in is freedom.
- Charles Evers

But the main thing is that medication,
too, is not all the help.
- Tanya Tucker

The main thing I am interested in is my experience as a teacher.
- Frank McCourt

Well, I think probably the main reason people overeat is stress.
- Jenny Craig

We regard intelligence as man's main characteristic
and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us,
no inferiority for which it cannot compensate.
- Henri Bergson

Private property was the original source of freedom.
It still is its main ballpark.
- Walter Lippmann

The Peace Corps is a sort of Howard Johnson's on the main drag into maturity.
- Paul Theroux

I have done almost every human activity inside a taxi
which does not require main drainage.
- Alan Brien

My main form of transportation at that time was a bicycle,
because bicycles could move though the crowd.
- John Pomfret

Stand-up comedy and poverty.
Those were my two main endeavors.
- Dave Foley

All the stories I'll ever need are right here on Main Street.
- Robert Cormier

The main factor in any form of creativeness is the life of a human spirit,
that of the actor and his part, their joint feelings
and subconscious creation.
- Konstantin Stanislavisky

Literature does not exist in a vacuum.
Writers as such have a definite social function exactly
proportional to their ability as writers.
This is their main use.
- Ezra Pound

I'd read things, like people criticizing me.
But no one likes to read stuff about that,
and probably the main thing that was getting to me was me mum's illness.
- Jack Osbourne

There's no recovery on Main Street, I can tell you that for sure.
And in a re - in an economy like this,
we don't need to be raising anybody's taxes.
- Haley Barbour

My main hope for myself is to be where I am.
- Woody Harrelson

My main mistake was to have made an ancient people
advance by forced marches toward independence,
health, culture, affluence, comfort.
- Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

It is in Virginia and Georgia that the war now rages
and where it will continue;
for at these points -
Richmond and Atlanta -
the enemy's main strength is concentrated.
- Knute Nelson

The main part of intellectual education is not the
acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The main problem was a pacing problem.
I had wanted the project to be about 20-30 issues,
and I should have written it out as a full script beforehand.
- Chester Brown

My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang,
like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden.
- Mose Allison

The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man...
not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.
- Jean Genet

The main part of the Hyde bill is to withhold U.S.
contributions to the regular assessed budget of the U.N.
unless they make real and substantial reforms in the way they operate.
- Cliff Stearns

I like a girl who laughs a lot.
That's my main thing.
- Cody Linley

And that, to me, is the main attraction to comics.
It's an avenue to say what you want to say.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

Well, that our main concern is that Iraq should not
become a divided country.
- Bulent Ecevit


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