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John C. Maxwell Quotes

John C. Maxwell Quotes – 25 The Best Ones

“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.”
— John C. Maxwell

“We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are.”
— John C. Maxwell

“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”
— John C. Maxwell

“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.”
— John C. Maxwell

“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

“Success is…
knowing your purpose in life,
growing to reach your maximum potential, and
sowing seeds that benefit others.”
— John C. Maxwell

“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.”
— John C. Maxwell

“Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.”
— John C. Maxwell

“Poem by Howard A. Walter (Character)
I would be true, for there are those who trust me;
I would be pure, for there are those who care;
I would be strong, for there are those who suffer;
I would be brave, for there is much to dare.
I would be friend of all— the foe, the friendless;
I would be giving, and forget the gift;
I would be humble, for I know my weakness;
I would look up, and laugh, and love, and lift.”
— John C. Maxwell (Developing the Leader Within You)

“Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best.”
— John C. Maxwell

“if you don’t have peace, it isn’t because someone took it from you; you gave it away. You cannot always control what happens to you, but you can control what happens in you.”
— John C. Maxwell (Be a People Person)

“The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.”
— John C. Maxwell

“Question for God every morning:
What is the main event today? What do you want me to focus on today?”
— John C. Maxwell

“Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up.”
— John C. Maxwell

“To Stay Focused in Life:
You can’t know everyone
You can’t do everything
You can’t go everywhere
We have to pick and choose between good and a little bit better.”
— John C. Maxwell

“A leader who produces other leaders multiples their influences.”
— John C. Maxwell

“The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that’s when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.”
— John C. Maxwell

“The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying”
— John C. Maxwell

“Do not take the agenda that someone else has mapped out for your life.”
— John C. Maxwell

“If you don’t change the direction you are going, then you’re likely to end up where you’re heading…”
— John C. Maxwell

“Stay focused instead of getting offended or off track by others.”
— John C. Maxwell

“We feel unhappy and confused with our life when we don’t do the focus or calling that God has on our life.”
— John C. Maxwell

“Relational skills are the most important abilities in leadership.”
— John C. Maxwell (Developing the Leaders Around You)

“Everything begins with a decision. Then, we have to manage that decision for the rest of your life.”
— John C. Maxwell

“There was a very cautious man
Who never laughed or played
He never risked, he never tried,
He never sang or prayed.
And when he on day passed away,
His insurance was denied,
For since he never really lived,
They claimed he never really died.
(Anonymous poem)”
— John C. Maxwell (Developing the Leader Within You)

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