20 Awesome John C. Maxwell Quotes

  1. “Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”
  2. “We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are.”
  3.  “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”
  4.  “A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”
  5. “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.”
  6. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”
  7. “If we are growing we are always going to be outside our comfort zone.”
  8. “Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.”
  9. “Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.”
  10. “Question for God every morning: What is the main event today? What do you want me to focus on today?
  11. “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.”
  12. “The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.”
  13. “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.”
  14. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.”
  15. “Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up.”
  16. “A leader who produces other leaders multiples their influences.”
  17. “If you start today to do the right thing, you are already a success even if it doesn’t show yet.”
  18. “The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying”
  19. “If you don’t change the direction you are going, then you’re likely to end up where you’re heading…”
  20. “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.” 

Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work www.jimwoodsgroup.com. He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website www.jimwoodsgroup.com.

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