29 John Maxwell Quotes To Help You Overcome Life

John Maxwell is a well known motivational speaker and trains leaders from all over the world. Below you will find John Maxwell quotes that can help you overcome life and become a better leader.



Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.

John Maxwell


Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.

John Maxwell


Success is...
knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.

John Maxwell


If we are growing we are always going to be outside our comfort zone.

John Maxwell


Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best.

John Maxwell


The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.

John Maxwell


Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up.

John Maxwell


A leader who produces other leaders multiples their influences.

John Maxwell


The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation.

John Maxwell


The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying.

John Maxwell


Do not take the agenda that someone else has mapped out for your life.

John Maxwell


You have to live with the people to know their needs, and you have to live with God to know how to solve them.

John Maxwell


Everything begins with a decision. Then, we have to manage that decision for the rest of your life.

John Maxwell


Relational skills are the most important abilities in leadership.

John Maxwell


A successful person finds the right place for himself. But a successful leader finds the right place for others.

John Maxwell


Real leadership is being the person others will gladly and confidently follow.

John Maxwell


Most People have a desire to look for the exception instead of the desire to become exceptional.

John Maxwell


True success comes only when every generation continues to develop the next generation.

John Maxwell


Your success stops where your character stops. You can never rise above the limitations of your character.

John Maxwell


He that thinketh he leadeth and hath no one following him is only taking a walk.

John Maxwell


You must do right before you feel good.

John Maxwell


Have to sow excellent seeds to have an excellent life. Must start with sowing excellent thoughts.

John Maxwell


Must manage your thought life daily and then you can manage your life.

John Maxwell


I want to make a difference with people who want to make a difference, doing something that makes a difference.

John Maxwell


Growth inside fuels growth outside. 

John Maxwell


The greatest enemy of good thinking is busyness.

John Maxwell


You see, when our attitudes outdistance our abilities, even the impossible becomes possible.

John Maxwell


Most people who decide to grow personally find their first mentors in the pages of books.

John Maxwell


Life is now in session. Are you present?

John Maxwell