“You can change your tomorrow if you do something today. Few people understand how the way you live today impacts your tomorrow. Today is the only time we have within our grasp, yet many people let it slip through their fingers, recognizing neither its value nor potential. If we want to do something with our lives, then we must make today matter, because that’s where tomorrow’s success lies.” ~ John C. Maxwell
“DISCERNMENT, or intuition, is a kind of 'knowing' without any conscious or intentional thought. It lives deep within us and is most keen when it comes to our area of giftedness. When people say to me...John, I would like to have that intuitive discerning edge where I can sort of sense things, maybe even before others do. I always answer...go to your strengths’ zone, the things you intuitively do well. That’s where you will find and experience the discernment that will put you a step ahead.” ~ John C. Maxwell
“FOCUS means that we can concentrate, think about something long enough and deep enough that we can maximize the subject of our attention. Nobody has ever gotten the best out of anything by being scattered in their thoughts and actions. My father used to say, “Find the one thing that you are good at, John, and stay right there. Focus on it and do it well.” I think that those who have the ability to focus on what is important get the best return out of what they are concentrating on – and they get the best out of themselves.” ~ John C. Maxwell
“GENEROSITY has its source in abundance, which is not about wealth as most people think, but is first and foremost an attitude about life. It is an attitude of giving, pouring your life into others, adding value, making a positive difference. Whether you are eleven, forty-two, or sixty-five, your attitude about life is still under construction. It’s never too late for a person to change his attitude. So resolve today to embrace an attitude of generosity, and discover the power of an abundance mindset.” ~ John C. Maxwell
“INITIATIVE is all about getting started. You’ve got to start – in fact, I’ve said that the two bookends of success are starting and finishing. Just do it. The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. 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. But if you don’t get started, then you’re not motivated, you don’t get going, you don’t initiate – and nothing ever happens.” ~ John C. Maxwell
Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it's almost always due to personal growth. ~ John C. Maxwell
"A POSITIVE ATTITUDE is a difference maker: It makes a difference in your approach to life, in your relationships with people, and how you face challenges. When you possess a positive attitude, you look for and anticipate the best possible outcome in every situation. Charles Swindoll wrote, 'I am convinced that life is 10 percent of what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it, and so it is with you… We are in charge of our attitudes.'” ~ John C. Maxwell
“PASSION is the great energizer for your purpose in life. It’s what fuels that journey and serves as the driving force to help you grow and reach your potential. Think about what invigorates you and what excites you when you think about doing it. This is your passion. And it is just impossible to be successful without it!” ~ John C. Maxwell
“Fear is interest paid on a debt you may not owe.” – John Maxwell
"You'll never experience the joy that comes only from relationships unless you're willing to give trust a try." - John Maxwell
“Taking RESPONSIBILITY for your life is a choice. Make sure, though, that you seek out the right balance wherein you take responsibility for the things you can control and let go of the things you cannot. One thing you can control in life is your self-growth through learning. I encourage you to take responsibility for investing in your own personal development. When you choose to embark on a journey of continuous learning, you are on the right path to reaching your potential.” ~ 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
“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
“SELF-DISCIPLINE, more than any other personal quality I can think of, is the one thing that separates successful people from the unsuccessful. Think of all it encompasses: honoring commitments, promises and deadlines, keeping your life on schedule, being willing to go the extra mile… Self-discipline is essential to success. The alternative is a life ruled by emotions, and none of us can afford that if we’re going to fulfill our purpose and realize our potential.” ~ John C. Maxwell.
“TEACHABILITY, the pathway of learning, is an indispensable quality of a leader. But what few people realize is that teachability is also an attitude. It’s a way of thinking and always being open to new experiences, ideas and changes. It is the desire to listen, learn and apply, the hunger to discover and grow. Unless we are teachable, we will continue to live within boundaries that hold us back from becoming a leader of great influence.” ~ John C. Maxwell
“Successful people do the things that unsuccessful people are unwilling to do. —JOHN C. MAXWELL”
“No, none of these things are the key. When it comes right down to it, I know of only one factor that separates those who consistently shine from those who don't: The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. Nothing else has the same kind of impact on people's ability to achieve and to accomplish whatever their minds and hearts desire.” ~ John C. Maxwell
"Life is not a gift, it is an investment. And like any investment, we must first pay for it before we can expect a profitable return. The currency that life demands is to become character-driven rather than emotion driven; that we choose the discipline of self-growth over compelling personal desires. The more character-driven deposits we invest, the greater the rate of return in success and fulfillment.” ~John C. Maxwell
“I am the recipient of many benefits that I do not deserve and did not earn. Someone else paid for them. I am grateful! How do I show my gratitude? By daily pouring into others and passing on to them the things that will allow them to run far and achieve beyond what I have done.” ~John C. Maxwell
'As long as a person doesn't know what he doesn't know, he doesn't grow' - John C Maxwell
“Advice is what we ask for when we already knew the answer but wish we didn't.” ― John C. Maxwell
"People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude." ~ John C. Maxwell
“Questions unlock and open doors that otherwise remain closed.” ~ John C. Maxwell
The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one. ~ JOHN C. MAXWELL
“Contributors take the stuff they own and use it as an asset to make this world a better place to live. And they do this regardless of how much or how little they have.” ~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
"The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it." -John C. Maxwell
“Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.” ― 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. This sequence is something that all achievers have in common. They do not see a mistake is as their failure; rather it is simply a learning experience. Achievers view a mistake as an opportunity to do something over again and do it right the second time. A mistake is simply the price they pay to achieve success.” – John C. Maxwell
“Connecting always requires energy. You have to interact with people, conversing, collaborating and sharing ideas. You have to communicate on a level that everyone understands, listening and processing what others are saying. You have to be willing to say things and do things that add value to people. All of this takes energy. You can’t sit back and coast and expect to connect.” ~ John C. Maxwell
“You cannot enjoy others until you enjoy yourself, because you cannot give to others what you do not have.” ― John C. Maxwell
“If we are growing we are always going to be outside our comfort zone.” ― John C. Maxwell
"The most important quality of a well-grounded person is humility." ~John Maxwell
"There is definitely a connection between finding your passion and reaching your potential. People ask me all the time, ‘John, how do I know what I am meant to do in life?’ The answer is really simple: Energy and Excellence. When you experience unbounded energy in what you are doing, when you are driven to excellence in your work and love what you do - then you can rest assured that you have found your passion and are definitely in pursuit of your full potential. “– John C. Maxwell
” Facing difficulties is inevitable. Learning from them is optional. I have known people who, despite knowing they made a mistake, simply cannot learn from it and as a result make that same mistake again! Here is what I know: When you face a difficulty, in order to get past it, you must strive to grow from it. And the way you grow is to learn by asking questions. Good leaders ask great questions – of their team, of those closest to them, and especially of themselves. I believe that questions are the key to growth and personal breakthroughs.” ~ John C. Maxwell
“Today Matters. People create success in their lives by focusing on today. It may sound trite, but today is the only time you have. It’s too late for yesterday. And you can’t depend on tomorrow. That’s why today matters.” ― John C. Maxwell
“Though you cannot go back and make a brand-new start, my friend, you can start now, and make a brand-new end.” ― John C. Maxwell
Once our minds are 'tattooed' with negative thinking, our chances for long-term success diminish. ~ John Maxwell
“To be a more effective communicator try the following steps: simplify your message, see the person, show the truth and seek a response.” ~ John C. Maxwell
"Value transparency. If you're honest with people and admit your weaknesses, they appreciate your honesty." ~ John C Maxwell