Famous john c. Maxwell Quotes

We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are.


Question for God every morning: What is the main event today? What do you want me to focus on today?


Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.


If you start today to do the right thing, you are already a success even if it doesn’t show yet.


We teach what we know, but we reproduce what we are.


The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.


Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.


To add value to others, one must first value others.


Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.


People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.


A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.


Most people use two totally different sets of criteria for judging themselves versus others. We tend to judge others according to their actions. It’s very cut-and-dried. However, we judge ourselves by our intentions. Even if we do the wrong thing, if we believe our motives were good, we let ourselves off the hook. And we are often willing to do that over and over before requiring ourselves to change.


To be a leader you must be able to create positive change.


Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.


We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are.


The smartest person in the room is never as smart as all the people in the room.


The best way to serve the individuals on the team is to see that the whole team wins.


Coming together is a beginning, and staying together is progress, but only when teams sweat together do they find success.


Good attitudes among players do not guarantee a team’s success, but bad attitudes guarantee it’s failure.


Teamwork gives you the best opportunity to turn vision into reality.


Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.


The success of a vision is determined by its ownership by both the leader and the people.


All visions begin with relationships. My relationship with God is where I receive the vision; my relationship with my people is where I give the vision. If those relationships aren’t what they could be or should be, on either side, the receiving or the giving out, the vision is going to be aborted.


Leaders need to remember that the point of leading is not to cross the finish line first. It’s to take people across the finish line with you. For that reason, leaders must deliberately slow their pace, stay connected to their people, enlist others to help fulfill the vision, and keep people going. You can’t do that if you’re running too far ahead of your people.


A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.


Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.


People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.