• Chelsee Goins

excerpts from 'attitude 101' by john c. maxwell

My current read is a simple self-help book by well known author John C. Maxwell - 'Attitude 101'. He has a series of books that focus on top qualities that leaders/successors have. Check him out, he's probably at every book source around.

I was at work the other day and a guest mentioned this specific book to me. I was reading another book of his titled "Ten Qualities of Every Great Leader" - which I love but I was tired of self-help books as a whole. They somewhat get redundant, but Attitude 101 is that simple, straight to the point, daily reminder to focus on the foundation of all things - attitude.

You need that reminder in the real world. This shit gets hard, and going back to the basics is what saves us from being overwhelmed.

Here are a few quotes/excerpts from what I've read so far.

"Our attitude determines our relationships with people. Teddy Roosevelt said, "The most important single ingredient to the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people." And why John D. Rockefeller said, "I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other ability under the sun."

"Always be kind to your A and B students. Someday one of them will return to your campus as a good professor. And also be kind to your C students. Someday one of them will return and build a two-million-dollar science laboratory."

"Our attitude at the beginning of a task will affect it's outcome more than anything else -

Coaches understand the importance of their teams' having the right attitude before facing a tough opponent. Surgeons want to see their patients mentally prepared before going into surgery. Job-seekers know that their prospective employer is looking for more than just skills when they apply for work. Public speakers want a conducive atmosphere before they communicate to their audience. Why? Because the right attitude in the beginning ensures success at the end."

"The positive person understands that the journey of success is as enjoyable as the destination."

Sometimes it feels so good to cut off the music, put down the phone and read. It's an overall feeling of relaxation. Reading content such as John C. Maxwell's just helps you observe and strengthen your character - it gives you a break from thinking about everyone but you.

John C. Maxwell is the Gucci Mane of self-help books.

Let me know if what your favorite book of his is, if you'd like more excerpts/quotes, or if you want the book all together. Leave a comment, tell me your thoughts nshit.

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