John Maxwell, in his book Be All You Can Be, says that there are three basic reasons why people fail.
- Many people simply do not feel a need to succeed. They are secure and they do not have a desire to prove anything to anyone. They are happy and content in their present situation.
- They are afraid of success. Success causes some to feel that they are under pressure. Those who fear success will shrink away from it. They would rather run with the crowd than to be placed at the top of the leader board. They fear risk.
- They are suspicious of success. Some people believe that successful people cannot be spiritual people. This person does not believe that a person can be successful and humble at the same time. This type of thinking equates humility with poverty.
How are you doing? Do you feel that you are being successful or do you feel that you are failing?
Look carefully at the three reasons why people fail and ask a simple question, “Is this me?”
John Maxwell Quotes
“You build trust with others each time you choose integrity over image, truth over convenience, or honor over personal gain.”
“Character creates consistency, and if your people know what they can expect from you, they will continue to look to you for leadership.”
“Character makes trust possible, and trust is the foundation of leadership. It’s true that charisma can make a person stand out for a moment, but character sets a person apart for a lifetime.”
“Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent.”
“Over time, is it easier or harder to sustain your influence within your organization? With charisma alone, influence becomes increasingly more difficult to sustain. With character, as time passes, influence builds and requires less work to sustain.”
“There are three qualities a leader must exemplify to build trust: competence, connection, and character.”