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Monday, September 24, 2012

WORDS OF WISDOM FROM JOHN MAXWELL

There is a great interview with John Maxwell in the latest Success Magazine.  The exciting news is that John is set to release his latest book, "The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth" October 2.  Here area few nuggets from his interview with Success:

"...working hard doesn't guarantee success.  And hope isn't strategy."

"If you want to improve your life, you must improve yourself."
"Motivation gets you going -- discipline keeps you growing."

Quoting James Allen - "Men are anxious to improve their circumstances but are unwilling to improve themselves."

"If the right things happen in me, I can begin to control some of the things that happen outside of me."

"When somebody tells you experience is the best teacher, that's not true.  The best teacher is evaluated experience, which is reflection."

"Successful people take every difficult experience and learn from it; unsuccessful people take difficult experience and leave it.  They run, and they don't learn. So they repeat it again and again."

"Value the process.  It is going to take a long time, so you might as well enjoy the journey."

"Asking why fires the imagination.  It leads to discovery.  It opens up options."

"You must know yourself to grow yourself."
"People say there are two great days in a person's life; the day you were born and the day you discover why."

"...growth thrives in conducive surroundings."

"Find somebody who does well and find out why they do well."

"You must see value in yourself to add value to yourself."

"If you lower your self-image, you won't go beyond it."

These are just a few snippets of an outstanding article in Success Magazine.  If you don't subscribe, pick one of at the newsstand.  All coaches should subscribe to Success.  Incredibly well written articles each month along and a free CD with various speakers in each magazine.