John C. Maxwell
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The Bottom Line on Success
Most of us are eager to achieve success in life. But are we really sure what actions yield true, lasting success? Do you KNOW that you're taking steps in the right direction?
Success is different for every person. But the principles for the journey don't change. In Success 101, John Maxwell distills success down to its essential components. In this short and easy-to-read volume, he shows you exactly what success looks like. He also offers specific steps you can take and ways you can overcome obstacles that might otherwise keep you from achieving success.
Success breeds success―in you, in those closest to you, and in everyone you lead.
first Tim, then Andy, then me (with my shoes off like Paul McCartney), and finally Dan. It was a moment we won’t soon forget, and the photo sits on my desk today to remind me of it. Working with Persistence On that summer day in London, did we succeed because of extraordinary talent? No. Was it because of our timing? Certainly not, since our timing got us into trouble in the first place. Was it power or sheer numbers? No, there were only six of us. We succeeded because we were tenacious. Our
They know that trying times are no time to quit trying. And that’s what makes the difference. For the thousands D o I K e e p G o i n g Wh e n Ot h e r s D o n ’ t ? 7 9 of people who give up, there is always someone like Thomas Edison, who remarked, “I start where the last man left off.” 3. Quitting When the Job Is Done, Not When You’re Tired Robert Strauss stated that “success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired—you quit when the gorilla is tired.” If you
going to work.” Tenacity hangs on until the job is finished. How tenacious are you? When others have given up, do you keep hanging on? If it’s the bottom of the ninth inning and there are two outs, have you already lost the game mentally, or are you ready to rally the team to victory? If the team hasn’t found a solution to a problem, are you willing 80 Success 101 to keep plugging away to the very end in order to succeed? If you sometimes give up before the rest of the team does, you may need
Matters came out and I was frequently being asked to speak on the subject, I was once booked to do back-to-back sessions in Little Rock, Arkansas. After the first session, the site ran out of books. When the leader of the organization I was speaking for found out, he mobilized some of his people and sent them out to all the bookstores in town to buy more copies of the book so that his people could have access to them right after my second speaking session. I think he ended up buying every copy in
more than 2 million leaders worldwide. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP and INJOY Stewardship Services. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and audiences as diverse as the United States Military Academy at West Point, the National Football League, and ambassadors at the United Nations. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell was named the World’s Top Leadership Guru by Leadershipgurus.net. He was also