john c. maxwell Quotes

Keeping score is for games, not friendships.
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— John C. Maxwell
Live to learn, and you will really learn to live.
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— John C. Maxwell
Dividers seek to make themselves look or feel better by making others feel worse. They damage relationships, fracture teams and organizations, and create havoc in people's lives.
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— John C. Maxwell
For more than a decade, I led an organization that put on an elaborate Christmas program each December. It was a big production, with over 250 people participating in more than 20 performances. By the end of the season, everyone who participated was exhausted.
tags: people christmas
— John C. Maxwell
Whenever a high-profile leader dies, people immediately attempt to summarize that person's life in a sentence. Often, critics and commentators get caught up looking at the leader's style, or which political or philosophical camp they represented.
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— John C. Maxwell
Leaders who are kind of insecure or egocentric, they basically sabotage themselves.
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— John C. Maxwell
Children astound me with their inquisitive minds. The world is wide and mysterious to them, and as they piece together the puzzle of life, they ask 'Why?' ceaselessly.
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— John C. Maxwell
We all have done something unethical.
— John C. Maxwell
Positional leaders ignore the fact that every person has hopes, dreams, desires, and goals of his own. And leaders must bring their vision and the aspirations of the people they lead together in a way that benefits everyone.
tags: desires people facts leader hope goal vision dreams
— John C. Maxwell
Ranking among the greatest Christmas movie classics, 'It's a Wonderful Life' tells a beautiful story about the priceless value of relationships.
— John C. Maxwell
If you want to reach the top, don't run over others. Likely, the only way you'll reach the top is to be carried there by others.
— John C. Maxwell
One of the roles of the Presidency is to lead a political party. Having a President in office is usually a huge advantage to a party because it gives the party a mouthpiece and an advocate at the highest level.
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— John C. Maxwell
Talent grips us. We are overtaken by the beauty of Michelangelo's sculpture, riveted by Mariah Carey's angelic voice, doubled over in laughter by the comedy of Robin Williams, and captivated by the on screen performances of Denzel Washington.
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— John C. Maxwell
Don't buy into the notion that mistakes can somehow be avoided. They can't be.
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— John C. Maxwell
Most people who decide to grow personally find their first mentors in the pages of books.
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— John C. Maxwell
If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone.
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— John C. Maxwell
It's good to be out of your comfort zone. Just don't step out of your gift zone.
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— John C. Maxwell
Life is like riding in a taxi. Whether you are going anywhere or not, the meter keeps ticking.
— John C. Maxwell
It was while I was pastoring that I began to realize that pastors were not growing churches because they didn't understand leadership because they were not trained, adequate leaders.
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— John C. Maxwell
Leadership is taking responsibility while others are making excuses.
— John C. Maxwell
To be an influencer, you have to love people before you can try to lead them.
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— John C. Maxwell
A person sometimes can't make a decision unless they know what decision to make.
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— John C. Maxwell
So think long and hard about who you're spending the most time with, for wherever they are headed, so are you.
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— John C. Maxwell
Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.
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— John C. Maxwell
It's said that a wise person learns from his mistakes. A wiser one learns from others' mistakes. But the wisest person of all learns from others's successes.
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— John C. Maxwell
I guess I'd rather be loved than respected.
— John C. Maxwell
SUCCESS is when I add value to MYSELF. SIGNIFICANCE is when I add value to OTHERS.
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— John C. Maxwell
Every time you make a mistake, don't bring up everything that's wrong with yourself; tell yourself that you're paying the price for growth and that you will learn to do better next time. Every positive thing you can say to yourself will help.
tags: time growth mistakes help wrong learn positive
— John C. Maxwell
If your habits don't line up with your dream, then you need to either change your habits or change your dream
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— John C. Maxwell
You cannot manage a decision you haven't made.
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— John C. Maxwell
You have to live with the people to know their needs, and you have to live with God to know how to solve them.
tags: people live god
— John C. Maxwell
The person who insists on using yesterday's methods in today's world won't be in business tomorrow
tags: people world business tomorrow
— John C. Maxwell
Be intentional to add value to every person you meet everyday.
tags: people value
— John C. Maxwell
There's a tendency for us to think that the secret of our success is something that is mystical and maybe someday my time will come. And it's certainly out there somewhere; it's around the bend; it's at the top of the hill.
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— John C. Maxwell
No one stands taller in the climb to success than when he bends over to help up someone else.
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— John C. Maxwell
To help [people] understand that what you shortcut today, cannot be made up tomorrow. So it's like, I'm not going to do anything today, and I'm going to do the wrong thing today and somehow tomorrow it will get a lot better."
tags: help wrong tomorrow
— John C. Maxwell
God chooses what we go through; we choose how we go through it.
tags: god
— John C. Maxwell
People of poor character tend to blame their choices on circumstances. Ethical people make good choices regardless of circumstances. If they make enough good choices, they begin to create better conditions for themselves.
tags: character people choice poor
— John C. Maxwell
I want to make a difference with people who want to make a difference, doing something that makes a difference.
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— John C. Maxwell
You build trust with others each time you choose integrity over image, truth over convenience, or honor over personal gain.
tags: integrity time truth trust personal honor
— John C. Maxwell
john c. maxwell
Birth    : February 20, 1947
Occupation  : Author