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John C. Maxwell Quotes
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A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
John C. Maxwell

A man must be magnanimous enough to confess his errors, astute enough to learn from them, and resolute enough to rectify them.
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Dreams require down payments. Dreams are free, but the journey isn't. There is a price to pay. When you find your why you'll find your way. When you develop your will you will embark on your way. Many people start; few people finish. Many people have a dream; few people achieve their dreams.
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You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
John C. Maxwell

'You will never alter your destiny unless you modify something you do regularly. The key to your accomplishment lies in your habitual practice.'
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A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
John C. Maxwell

A leader is one who guides the path, traverses it, and illuminates the route.
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Speak the truth. Transparency breeds legitimacy.
John C. Maxwell

Express authenticity. Openness fosters credibility.
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People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.
John C. Maxwell

'Others may listen to your words, but they sense your demeanor.'
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If your habits don't line up with your dream, then you need to either change your habits or change your dream
John C. Maxwell

If your behaviour is incongruous with what you want to achieve, then you need to either adjust your practices or re-evaluate your aspirations.
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Every time you make a mistake, don’t bring up everything that’s wrong with yourself; tell yourself that you’re paying the price for growth and that you will learn to do better next time. Every positive thing you can say to yourself will help.
John C. Maxwell

Quote Topics by John C. Maxwell: People Leadership Leader Thinking Inspirational Motivational Attitude Dream Giving Vision Successful Want Believe Influence Needs Stay Positive Growth Moving Team Decision Book Character Success Responsibility Persons Winning Choices Teamwork Way Self
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We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are.
John C. Maxwell

'We cannot achieve our aspirations without straying from our current state.'
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Your life today is a result of your thinking yesterday. Your life tomorrow will be determined by what you think today.
John C. Maxwell

Your current life is a consequence of your past thoughts and your future will be shaped by your present musings.
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Dreams require down payments. Dreams are free, but the journey isn't. There is a price to pay. First, you must pay the price of dealing with criticism from people who matter. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, 'Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong.' Second, you must pay the price of overcoming your fears. Failure, rejection, and looking foolish are common fears - but they are just feelings that can be conquered and removed from your thoughts. Finally, you must be willing to pay the price of hard work in order to realize your dream.
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Image is what people think we are. Integrity is what we really are.
John C. Maxwell

Appearance is what people perceive us to be. Authenticity is what we truly are.
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Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.
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Commanders become preeminent, not because of their authority, but due to their capacity to endow others with influence.
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The person who insists on using yesterday's methods in today's world won't be in business tomorrow
John C. Maxwell

The individual who doggedly adheres to obsolete strategies in the present day climate will not survive into the future.
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It's said that a wise person learns from his mistakes. A wiser one learns from others' mistakes. But the wisest person of all learns from others's successes.
John C. Maxwell

It is said that a prudent individual learns from their own slip-ups. A more sage one gains knowledge from the missteps of others. But the most sagacious of all draws knowledge from the accomplishments of others.
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Enjoyment is an incredible energizer to the human spirit.
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It is hard to feel bad about yourself when you are doing something good for someone else. There are a lot of ways to lift your self-esteem, but making a positive difference in another's life has got to be my best leadership guidance. Serving others and working to add value to them will lift your spirits in a way that nothing else will. Trust me on this one.
John C. Maxwell

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The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them.
John C. Maxwell

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Dont ever be impressed with goal setting; be impressed with goal getting. Reaching new goals and moving to a higher level of performance always requires change, and change feels awkward. But take comfort in the knowledge that if a change doesn't feel uncomfortable, then it's propably not really a change.
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Seven Steps to Success 1) Make a commitment to grow daily. 2) Value the process more than events. 3) Don't wait for inspiration. 4) Be willing to sacrifice pleasure for opportunity. 5) Dream big. 6) Plan your priorities. 7) Give up to go up.
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Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.
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Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
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God chooses what we go through; we choose how we go through it.
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When you are bigger than your purpose you have a career. When your purpose is bigger than you, you have a calling.
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The best way to help people is to see the best in them.
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SUCCESS is when I add value to MYSELF. SIGNIFICANCE is when I add value to OTHERS.
John C. Maxwell

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We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it's a continuing choice.
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Life is like riding in a taxi. Whether you are going anywhere or not, the meter keeps ticking.
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The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.
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Find your vision, and let it guide you in all that you do. If you lack vision, look inside yourself. Draw on your natural gifts and desires.
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So think long and hard about who you're spending the most time with, for wherever they are headed, so are you.
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Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell

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Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.
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You either spend your life preparing or you spend your life repairing.
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If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone.
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To be an influencer, you have to love people before you can try to lead them.
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Reflective thinking turns experience into insight.
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The only one you should compare yourself to is you. Your mission is to become better today than you were yesterday.
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The measure of a leader is not the number of people who serve him, but the number of people he serves.
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By choosing to embrace and practice good values every day, you choose the higher course in life. And your life goes in a direction that you will always feel good about. You may not always get what you desire, but you will always be the person you desire to be.
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Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best.
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A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
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Success is... knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.
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If you lack initiative, recognize that the problem comes from the inside, not from others. Determine why you hesitate to take action. Does risk scare you? Are you discouraged by past failures? Do you not see the potential that opportunity offers? Find the source of your hesitation, and address it. You won't be able to move forward on the outside until you can move forward on the inside.
John C. Maxwell

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A dream becomes a reality as a result of your actions, and your actions are controlled, to a large extent, by your habits.
John C. Maxwell

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The first step to leadership is servanthood.
John C. Maxwell

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Happiness simply cannot be relied upon as a measure of success.
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The difference between where we are and where we want to be is created by the changes we are willing to make in our lives. When you want something you've never had, you must do something you've never done to get it.
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Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.
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A successful person finds the right place for himself. But a successful leader finds the right place for others. Few things in life are better than seeing people realize their potential. If you invest in people by helping individuals improve themselves, showing them the way to their “right place”, they will never be the same again. And neither will you. It is impossible to help others without helping yourself.
John C. Maxwell