February Book of the Month
Our sincere hope in building this community is to add value to your work and life. One of the ways we want to do that is to establish a book of the month for all of us to read. This month’s book is the 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential by John C. Maxwell.
This is a fantastic book with both great content and memorable quotes. Here are 20 of my takeaways from the book along with a link for you to purchase the book and get started. Remember, one of the best ways to grow is the books you read.
- John Maxwells’ Daily Dozen: 1. Choose and display the right attitude. 2. Determine and act on important priorities. 3. Know and follow healthy guidelines. 4. Communicate with and care for my family. 5. Practice and develop good thinking. 6. Make and keep proper commitments. 7. Earn and properly manage finances. 8. Deepen and live out my faith. 9. Initiate and invest in solid relationships. 10. Plan for and model generosity. 11. Embrace and practice good values. 12. Seek and experience improvements.
- “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” Peter Drucker
- If you sow continually and abundantly, you can be sure that in due season there will be a harvest. Successful people know this and focus on sowing, knowing that reaping will eventually come. The process is automatic. If you live life with the intention of making a difference in the lives of others, your life will be full, not empty.
- Are you trying to put yourself in a place to help others win?
- Remember, sometimes the seeds you sow take a long time to grow. But you always see a harvest.
- Benjamin Franklin began each day asking, “What good shall I do today?” and ended each day asking, “What good have I done today?”
- If I knew I could not fail, what would I attempt? If I had no limitations what would I like to do? If finances were not an issue, what would I be doing with my life?
- To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
- The race will go to the curious, the slightly mad, and those with an unsatiated passion for learning and daredeviltry.
- “My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.” Peter Drucker
- “All meaningful and lasting change starts first in the imagination and then works its way out.” Albert Einstein
- If nothing changes, nothing changes.
- “There is no future in any job. The future lies in the one who holds the job.” George W. Crane.
- “A possibility is a hint from God. One must follow it.” Kierkegaard
- “You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.” Charles F. Kettering
- “Perhaps the very best question you can memorize and repeat over and over is, ‘What is the best use of my time right now?'” Brian Tracy
- “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a plan of action and follow it to the end requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men to win them.” Emerson
- Perspiration leads to inspiration.
- Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing.
- The mark of an effective leader is one who absorbs the punishment without surrendering his soul.
And here are two more that are too good not to include!
21. A minute of thought is worth an hour of talk.
22. If you are clear with what you want, the world responds with clarity.
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