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John C. Maxwell quotes

born 1947, Christian pastor and author

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

Learn to say NO to the good so you can say YES to the best.
John C. Maxwell

If you start today to do the right thing, you are already a success even if it doesn't show
yet.
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You must do right before you feel good.
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We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it's a continuing choice.
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Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
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The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.
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A highly credible leader under-promises and over-delivers.
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Most people have a desire to look for the exception instead of the desire to become
exceptional.
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Stay focused instead of getting offended or off track by others.
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Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
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We feel unhappy and confused with our life when we don't do the focus or calling that God
has on our life.
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People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
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The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying.
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A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
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Remember, man does not live on bread alone: Sometimes he needs a little buttering up.
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Competence goes beyond words. It's the leader's ability to say it, plan it, and do it in such a
way that others know that you know how. And know that they want to follow you.
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A big man is one who makes us feel bigger when we are with him.
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More than anything else, followers want to believe that their leaders are ethical and honest.
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Do not take the agenda that someone else has mapped out for your life.
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If you don't change the direction you are going, then you're likely to end up where you're
heading.
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We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are.
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Coming together is a beginning, and staying together is progress, but only when teams sweat
together do they find success.
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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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Life doesn't do anything to you. It only reveals your spirit.
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Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.
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Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.
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If we are growing we are always going to be outside our comfort zone.
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True success comes only when every generation continues to develop the next generation.
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People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
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A dream worth pursuing is a picture and blueprint of a person's purpose and potential.
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