John C. Maxwell is regarded as America’s expert on leadership. In his book, “Relationships 101” he references an insightful quote called “Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership”. How we treat others is important. As he says, “You never know which people in your sphere of influence are going to rise up and make a difference in your life and the lives of others.” Ponder these things.
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered – love them anyway.
If you do good people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives – do good anyway.
If you’re successful, you’ll win false friends and true enemies – succeed anyway.
The good you do today will perhaps be forgotten tomorrow – do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable – be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest man with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest man with the smallest mind – think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only hot dogs – fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight – build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you help them – help them anyway.
Give the world the best that you have and you will get kicked in the teeth – give the world the best that you have anyway.
If better is possible, then good is not enough.
In His Love,