quotes from john c maxwell's thinking for a change

Quotes from John C Maxwell’s ‘Thinking for a Change’

Its attention grabbing title did not allow me to walk away from the library without it. I expected it to have some good point and it does.

Even quotes are quite amazing.

 

 “To make progress in any field, you have to take action. But the success of the action you take depends entirely on how you think beforehand.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“The only people who believe thinking is easy are those who don’t habitually engage in it.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“The problem with most educational institutions is that they try to teach people what to think, not how to think.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“Progress always requires change. Going to a new level always requires changing your mind. You may know that intuitively, but you need to make that idea foundation to the way you ‘do’ life.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“The people in your life impact your thinking, for better or for worse, so why not work strategically to find people who will stretch you to your potential. Make a goal to find people who will add value to you in areas that are important to you. And make yourself available to do the same for others.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“One good thought does not make a life. Success comes to those who have an entire mountain of gold that they continually mine, not those who find one nugget and try to live on it for fifty years.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“You can spend your life anyway you want, but you can spend it only once.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“Big picture thinkers learn from their experiences. But they also learn from experiences they don’t have. That is, they learn by receiving insight from others— from customers, employees, colleagues and leaders.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“Be selective, not exhaustive, in your focused thinking. If you know yourself well, begin by focusing on your strengths, the things that makes best use of your skills and God-given talents. You might also focus on what brings the highest return and reward. Do what you enjoy most and do best. If you’re going to focus your thinking in your areas of strength, you need to know what they are.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“Don’t do easy things first or hard things first or urgent things first. Do first things first — the activities that give you the highest return.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“If you think you have a great idea, don’t let anyone talk you out of it even if it sounds foolish. Don’t let yourself or anyone else subject you to creativity killers. After all, you can’t do something new and exciting if you force yourself to stay in the same old rut. Don’t just work hard or at the same old thing. Make a change.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“Creative people are ‘other’ thinkers. They are always thinking about and looking for other ways of doing things because they know that options bring opportunities.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“If you don’t take a realistic look at your dream — and what it will take to accomplish it — you will never achieve it. Realistic thinking helps to pave the way for bringing any dream to fruition.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“People tend to exaggerate their success and minimize their failures or deficiencies.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“The essence of realistic thinking is discovering picturing and examining the worst case scenario.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

 “Any time you shoot from the hip or go into a totally reaction mode, you increase your margin for error. Strategic thinking, however, greatly reduces that margin for error.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“Stay away from experts. So-called experts do more to shoot down people’s dreams than just about anybody else. If you want to achieve something, give yourself permission to believe it is possible – no matter what experts might say.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“If you value popularity over good thinking then you will severely limit your potential. If you want to become a good thinker, then start preparing yourself for the possibility of becoming unpopular.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“Unpopular thinking, even when resulting in success, is largely underrated, unrecognized and misunderstood. Unpopular thinking contains the seeds of vision and opportunity. Unpopular thinking is required for all progress. Unpopular thinking asks questions and seeks options.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“People who lack confidence and worry about their status, position or power tend to reject the ideas of others, protect their turf and keep people at bay. It takes a secure person to consider others’ ideas.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“When you know the bottom line and you go after it, you greatly increase your odds of winning.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

“The process of bottom-line thinking begins with knowing what you’re really going after. Once the bottom-line has been determined, a strategy must be created to achieve it.” ~~ John C Maxwell (Book: Thinking for a Change)

 

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