John C. Maxwell Quotes

Dreams don't work unless you do.
“Dreams don't work unless you do.”
You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
“You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”
Positive thinking must be followed by positive doing.
“Positive thinking must be followed by positive doing.”
There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. 'Good pride' represents our dignity and self-respect. 'Bad pride' is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.
“There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. 'Good pride' represents our dignity and self-respect. 'Bad pride' is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.”
When you are full of pride on the inside, it makes you stiff, stubborn, and creates strife with others.
“When you are full of pride on the inside, it makes you stiff, stubborn, and creates strife with others.”
Most people want to avoid pain, and discipline is usually painful.
“Most people want to avoid pain, and discipline is usually painful.”
The experience of pain or loss can be a formidably motivating force.
“The experience of pain or loss can be a formidably motivating force.”
A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
“A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.”
Leaders who fail to prune their pride will meet demise. That's not a guess, it's a guarantee. With pride, it's not a matter of 'if' we will fall, but 'when.' There are no exceptions.
“Leaders who fail to prune their pride will meet demise. That's not a guess, it's a guarantee. With pride, it's not a matter of 'if' we will fall, but 'when.' There are no exceptions.”
Pride deafens us to the advice or warnings of those around us.
“Pride deafens us to the advice or warnings of those around us.”
The most successful people in life are the ones who settle their critical issues early and manage them daily.
“The most successful people in life are the ones who settle their critical issues early and manage them daily.”
Goals may give focus, but dreams give power.
“Goals may give focus, but dreams give power.”
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.
“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.”
Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another.
“Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another.”
If you want to lead on the highest level, be willing to serve on the lowest.
“If you want to lead on the highest level, be willing to serve on the lowest.”
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.”
A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
“A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.”
The higher you want to climb, the more you need leadership. The greater the impact you want to make, the greater your influence needs to be.
“The higher you want to climb, the more you need leadership. The greater the impact you want to make, the greater your influence needs to be.”
We cannot lead anyone farther than we have been ourselves.
“We cannot lead anyone farther than we have been ourselves.”
Great leaders always seem to embody two seemingly disparate qualities. They are both highly visionary and highly practical.
“Great leaders always seem to embody two seemingly disparate qualities. They are both highly visionary and highly practical.”
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”
Everything you now do is something you have chosen to do. Some people don't want to believe that. But if you're over age twenty-one, your life is what you're making of it. To change your life, you need to change your priorities.
“Everything you now do is something you have chosen to do. Some people don't want to believe that. But if you're over age twenty-one, your life is what you're making of it. To change your life, you need to change your priorities.”
You have to know who you are to grow your potential. But you have to grow in order to know who you are.
“You have to know who you are to grow your potential. But you have to grow in order to know who you are.”
If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone.
“If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone.”