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“Although I’ve never gotten used to rejection, I do know how to get through it successfully.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2017-03-07) from his book, No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity(p. 246). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
So, how do you do it?John says, “Practice.”
He goes on, “Dean Smith, the great North Carolina basketball coach, had a great perspective on setbacks. He said, ‘If you make every game a life-or-death proposition, you’re going to have problems. For one thing, you’ll be dead a lot.’ I love that, because I recognize that resilient people have a positive outlook. They know that the difficulties they’re facing are only temporary. They reflect on the fact that they’ve overcome problems and setbacks before and survived. And they can do it again. Resilient people don’t focus on the negative experience. They focus on what they can learn from the experience.”
John, says, “Johnny Majors, a highly successful college football coach, said, “Eighty percent of the college football games are won in the fourth qua…

“My passion to learn has done nothing but grow.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2017-03-07) from his book, No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity(p. 245). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
That is such a good statement even when John is nearing 70.
John says, “Teachability is an attitude of wanting to learn from every experience and every person. It requires an appreciation for everything we experience, knowing that we can always learn something— if we have the right spirit.”
He goes on, “As a young leader, I didn’t always display that spirit. I was more interested in looking good than I was in getting better. I wanted to teach others more than be taught. I was not especially teachable. I wish that back when I was young, I had read these words by Kyle Rote Jr.: ‘There is no doubt in my mind that there are many ways to be a winner, but there is really only one way to be a loser and that is to fail and not look beyond the failure.’”
He continues, “Because I wanted to look good, I co…

“I can’t talk my way out of a problem that I behaved myself into.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2017-03-07) from his book, No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity(p. 242). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
What does John mean by this thought?Let me give you some background leading up to this thought.
John says, “Positive self-talk is one of the most important tools I have to keep my attitude positive. When something goes wrong, I say something like this: ‘Wow! That didn’t go the way I expected. Okay. That’s not what I wanted, but I can get through this. I win more often than I lose, but no one goes undefeated. Now, what can I learn from what I just experienced? What do I need to change? Is there someone who can help me? Because of this, I’ll become better, but I won’t become bitter. This too shall pass.’”
He goes on, “My self-talk sometimes continues up to twenty-four hours after a failure or defeat. During that time, I want to process through any negative emotional baggage and put it behind me. …