11 Life Lessons Learned From John C Maxwell

11-LIFE-LESSONS-LEARNEDIt’s true that charisma can make a person stand out for a moment, but character sets a person apart for a lifetime.

Earn the right to be heard by listening to others. Seek to understand a situation before making judgments about it.

Credibility is a leader’s currency. With it, he or she is solvent; without it, he or she is bankrupt.

Failing forward” is the ability to get back up after you’ve been knocked down, learn from your mistake, and move forward in a better direction.

When to quit: (1) Quit something you don’t do well to start something you do well. (2)  Quit something you’re not passionate about to do something that fills you with passion. (3) Quit something that doesn’t make a difference to do something that does.

You are the only person who can label what you do a failure. Failure is subjective.

Have fun: When you are truly having fun in your work, creativity flows freely.

Often people fail to start or complete a task because they don’t see any connection between what they’re doing and what they really want to accomplish in life.

Leaders don’t rise to the pinnacle of success without developing the right set of attitudes and habits; they make every day a masterpiece.

Reaching the top is a monumental achievement, but remaining there may be the most spectacular feat of all.

Although it’s admirable to be ambitious and hard-working, it’s more desirable to be smart-working.

[Posted by Angel]

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