John Maxwell has a unique and gifted way of challenging his readers to move forward by giving them both the motivation and the practical steps to do so. No Limits is no exception. You can check out my full review of his book by clicking here. Below are the first set of quotes from this book that I would like to share with you.
“What stops people from reaching their capacity often isn’t lack of desire. It’s usually lack of awareness.”
“Sad is the day for any man when he is absolutely satisfied with the life that he is living, thoughts that he is thinking, deeds that he is doing, until there ceases to be forever knocking on the door of his soul, a desire to do something greater for God and his fellow-man.”
“Dysfunctional people want others to function on their level. Average people want others to be average. High achievers want others to achieve.”
“Emotionally strong people honor their relationships while at the same time guarding against letting others control them, especially in difficult relationships.”
“What’s the fastest way to make a relationship better? Make yourself better so that you have more to give. That requires an abundance mind-set.”
“How can we make things better? If you’re already successful, this is a fantastic question to ask yourself and your team. Anytime we’re successful, there is a temptation to be lulled into a feeling a false security, to believe that we have arrived. But the greatest detriment to continual success is relying on past success.”
“No one has ever had to work at limiting their capacity. That happens naturally. The world tries to talk us out of working hard. We convince ourselves that we can’t get ahead. We feel down, and we watch our lives go downhill. There are even people who will tell you that others have put you there, that the system is rigged, that successful people have pushed you down and have gotten to the top by stepping on you. Well, I have good news for you … Your production capacity is within your own control.”
“No one has ever stayed the same, while at the same time rising to a higher level. Being willing to change is one of the prices we pay to grow.”
“Repeated choices to take responsibility give you mental and emotional momentum, which only makes you feel stronger and better about yourself.”
“Everyone sees people’s success without realizing that 90 percent of what leads to it is unseen, yet that 90 percent is what makes it possible.”
“The bottom line is that you cannot manage your life if you do not manage yourself. You cannot maximize your capacity if you cannot increase your discipline.”
“Resilient people don’t focus on the negative experience. They focus on what they can learn from the experience.”
“Winning is overrated. Growing is underrated.”
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