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40 Inspirational John C. Maxwell Quotes On Success

Last Updated May 2023

40 John C. Maxwell Quotes On Success

John C. Maxwell is an American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership. His books have sold millions of copies. He is recognized as an expert in the field of leadership. We are all leaders of our lives, so it is of utmost importance to develop the leader within you. May his quotes inspire you to be a better leader so that you may attain success.

“To lead any way other than by example, we send a fuzzy picture of leadership to others. If we work on improving ourselves first and make that our primary mission, then others are more likely to follow.” John C. Maxwell

“The measure of a leader is not the number of people who serve him but the number of people he serves.” John C. Maxwell

“Leaders who are effective are leaders who are disciplined in their daily lives.” John C. Maxwell

“A leader is great, not because of his or her power, but because of his or her ability to empower others.” John C. Maxwell

“A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” John C. Maxwell

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” John C. Maxwell

“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” John C. Maxwell

“If you wouldn’t follow yourself, why should anyone else?” John C. Maxwell

“Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course. Leaders who are good navigators are capable of taking their people just about anywhere.” John C. Maxwell

“If you want to be a leader, the good news is that you can do it. Everyone has the potential, but it isn’t accomplished overnight. It requires perseverance.” John C. Maxwell

“Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.” John C. Maxwell

“If you really want to be an uncommon leader, you’re going to have to find a way to get much of your vision seen, implemented, and added to by others.” John C. Maxwell

“All true leaders have learned to say no to the good in order to say yes to the best.” 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

“Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.” John C. Maxwell

“Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.” John C. Maxwell

“One of the major keys to success is to keep moving forward on the journey, making the best of the detours and interruptions, turning adversity into advantage.” John C. Maxwell

“If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” John C. Maxwell

“The way you live your life today is preparing you for tomorrow. The question is what are you preparing for?” John C. Maxwell

“When people respect you as a person, they admire you. When they respect you as a friend, they love you. When they respect you as a leader, they follow you.” John C. Maxwell

“If you want to be the best leader you can possibly be, no matter how much or how little natural leadership talent you possess, you need to become a serving leader.” John C. Maxwell

“The challenge of leadership is to create change and facilitate growth.” John C. Maxwell

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” John C. Maxwell

“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of a leader.” John C. Maxwell

“The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.” John C. Maxwell

“What you are going to be tomorrow, you are today.” John C. Maxwell

“Success each day should be judged by the seeds sown, not the harvest reaped.” John C. Maxwell

“The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.” John C. Maxwell

“As a leader, the first person I need to lead is me. The first person I should try to change is me.” John C. Maxwell

“A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.” John C. Maxwell

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” John C. Maxwell

“To lead yourself, use your head; to lead others, use your heart. Always touch a person’s heart before you ask him for a hand.” John C. Maxwell

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” John C. Maxwell

“Courage isn’t an absence of fear. It’s doing what you are afraid to do. It’s having the power to let go of the familiar and forge ahead into new territory.” John C. Maxwell

“Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who don’t.” John C. Maxwell

“To change your life you need to change your priorities.” John C. Maxwell

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” John C. Maxwell

“Leadership is evoking in others the capacity to dream.” John C. Maxwell

“Dreams don’t work unless you do.” John C. Maxwell

“Leaders are meant to help others become the people God created them to be.” John C. Maxwell

My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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