Live your life by a compass, not by a clock.

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The world lost one of the greatest man I have known, Dr Stephen Covey. He was 79.

Dr Stephen walked his talk and changed people’s life. It has been many years since I last read “the 7 Habits” and the below video re-enforced what I have learned. He was never a trader, but what he talks about can be applied to a trader.

Check out his speech he gave in 2008 to a graduate audience:

Live your life by a compas not by a clock

Steven’s 7 Habits:
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Below are 10 quotes from Stephen Covey that have the power to completely change the direction of one’s life:
1)      The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
2)      The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
3)      Live out of your imagination, not your history.
4)      Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
5)      Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.
6)      I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
7)      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.”
8)      I teach people how to treat me by what I will allow.
9)      Love is a verb. Love – the feeling – is the fruit of love the verb or our loving actions. So love her.
10)     Live, love, laugh, leave a legacy.