“Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.”
Jim Rohn (Entrepreneur/Author, The Art Of Exceptional Living)
“Leaders who fail to prune their pride will meet demise. That’s not a guess, it’s a guarantee. With pride, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ we will fall, but ‘when.’ There are no exceptions.”
John C. Maxwell (American Author, How Successful People Think)
“The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.”
Anton Chekhov (Russian Dramatist)
Leaders rarely seek confessions.
This is because any time you spend trying to hold up a mirror to show someone they’re wrong is a complete waste of time.
It’s a waste of time because no one will ever see themselves as a bad person.
Sure, they might see that they’ve made a mistake.
They might see that they’ve hurt you, or hurt a group of people.
“Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth.”
John C. Maxwell (Author, Develop the Leader Within You)
“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”
Benjamin Franklin (Inventor, American Politician)
“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
John F. Kennedy (American President)
People experience pain when they are not fulfilling their needs.
While you have many needs, both physical and psychological, growth is the master of your needs.
True happiness and success is experiencing growth in every area of your life simultaneously, including growth in your levels of friendship, achievement, fulfillment, love, contribution, mastery, and autonomy.
The problem is, when you stop experiencing growth, it can be extremely hard to get motivated to start growing again.
“The reverse schadenfreude of FOMO (the pain we may feel from others having good fortune) and the insatiable yet unreachable need for everything to be fine, conspire to make us distracted, unhappy, and most of all, somewhere else.”
Seth Godin (American Author, Tribes)
“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the 100 other good ideas that there are.”
Steve Jobs (American Entrepreneur)
“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
Leonardo Da Vinci (Renaissance Artist, Inventor, Mathematician)
Being a successful leader means learning to say “no” and learning to quit after saying “yes”.