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One of the best ways to educate our hearts is to look at our interaction with other people, because our relationships with others are fundamentally a reflection of our relationship with ourselves.
 

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

Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.
 

Paradigms are powerful because they create the lens through which we see the world.
 

Public behavior is merely private character writ large.
 

The key is not spending time, but in investing it.
[Time Management]
 

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

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
 

There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles.
[Change]
 

Trust is the glue that holds everything together. It creates the environment in which all of the other elements - win-win stewardship agreements, self-directing individuals and teams, aligned structures and systems, and accounatability - can flourish.
 

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

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
 

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.
 

We present a dramatically different approach to time management. This is a principle-centered approach. It transcends the traditional prescriptions of faster, harder, smarter, and more. Rather than offering you another clock, this approach provides you with a compass - because more important than how fast you're going, is where you're headed.
 

What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
[Action]
 

Without involvement, there is no commitment. Mark it down, asterisk it, circle it, underline it. No involvement, no commitment.
 


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