109 Personal Leadership Quotes To Inspire You!

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Personal leadership always leads to growth.

Personal leadership always leads to growth.

Happy Monday friends, and Happy New Year!

Upon entering into a brand New Year, we think of better ways to be and to do. To celebrate this New Year, I want to encourage you in the area of your own personal leadership.

To this end, I have selected 109 quotes from among the top world leaders and sources, past and present, to give an overview of personal leadership.

Thoughts on Personal Leadership

Personal leadership is the ability to lead your life from within, guarding your thoughts and determining the direction of your destiny through conscious choices.

Personal leadership is taking responsibility for your life rather than allowing circumstances, bad attitudes or limiting beliefs to control your outcomes.

Personal leadership is the internal dedication and discipline you have to develop your ideas, goals and plans and transform them into real outcomes.

For as the Bible says, “As a man thinketh, so is he in his heart.Proverbs 23:7

See yourself as extraordinarily successful. Envision yourself as financially free.

Personal leadership is the full use of your God-given gifts to the very best of your ability. [Tweet this!]

When this is your doctrine or dogma, how can you possibly fail?

With God all things are possible!” (Matthew 19:26)

Personal leadership requires transparency.

Personal leadership requires transparency.

I say:

A day well spent is one in which you have invested in others by giving of yourself. Be love to others.


Yes, you can achieve! To encourage you, here are…

109 Personal Leadership Quotes To Inspire You

  1. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” ~ Louisa May Alcott. Personal leadership means being committed to lifelong learning.
  2. “Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control.” ~ James Allen
  3. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
  4. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  5. “Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” ~ Richard Bach
  6. “I rejected the notion that my race or sex would bar my success in life.” ~ Constance Baker Motley
  7. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” ~ Dr. Warren G. Bennis. What do you need to do to achieve positive outcomes? Personal leadership!
  8. “Without a vision, the people perish.” ~ The Bible, Proverbs 29:18. Personal leadership involves maintaining focus on the big picture of what you need to accomplish and how you plan to get there.
  9. “Take a minute: look at your goals, look at your performance, see if your behavior matches your goals.” ~ Kenneth H. Blanchard
  10. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  11. “Like all virtues or practices that support self-esteem, self-discipline is a survival virtue; meaning that for human beings it is a requirement of the successful life process.” ~ Nathaniel Branden. I know that self-discipline is the key to personal leadership.
  12. “The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” ~ James Buchanan
  13. “Always work hard. Intensity clarifies. It creates not only momentum, but also the pressure you need to feel either friction, or fulfillment.” ~ Marcus Buckingham
  14. “Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.” ~ Bob Burg. Personal leadership means being a go-giver.
  15. “One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: to rise above the little things.” ~ John Burroughs
  16. “You only have control over three things in your life — the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take (your behavior). How you use these three things determines everything you experience. If you don’t like what you are producing and experiencing, you have to change your responses.” ~ Jack Canfield
  17. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  18. “When you make decisions based on your heart’s desires, and not on society’s prescriptions, you open the floodgates to a source of energy, commitment, and inspiration. If you want to discover your passion, move beyond the paralysis that grips you and prevents you from heeding your heart.” ~ Richard Chang
  19. “Reframe problems as challenges and opportunities.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  20. “Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.” ~ Robert Collier. Personal leadership begins with believing in yourself. Believe in yourself, and you’ll be able to help others believe in themselves too.
  21. “Good is the enemy of great.” ~ Jim Collins
  22. “Persistence and determination along are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
  23. “The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.” ~ William Cooper
  24. “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” ~ Stephen R. Covey
  25. “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” ~ Marie Curie
  26. “I dare you to develop a magnetic personality!” ~ William H. Danforth
  27. “We need to find the courage to say no to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.” ~ Barbara de Angelis
  28. “One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.” ~ Simone de Beauvoir
  29. “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.” ~ Max Depree
  30. “Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.” ~ Richard M. DeVos. This is one aspect of personal leadership that is truly powerful because affirming and appreciating others brings so much good.
  31. “We never know how high we are… till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the skies.” ~ Emily Dickinson
  32. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” ~ Peter Drucker
  33. “The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.” ~ Amelia Earhart
  34. “The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  35. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson. Personal leadership extracts potential and polishes it.
  36. “Pursue the good ardently. But if your efforts fall short, accept the result and move on.” ~ Epictetus
  37. “Truly great leaders in life become so because they cause others to be greater than themselves.” ~ Steve Farber
  38. “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” ~ Ella Fitzgerald
  39. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl. Choosing your attitude is one of the greatest responsibilities of personal leadership.
  40. “You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.” ~ Indira Gandhi
  41. “Patience is a key element of success.” ~ Bill Gates. This is also why PATIENCE is instrumental in personal leadership.
  42. “How you come across to others is too important to be left to chance.” ~ Phil Geldart
  43. “Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” ~ Harold S. Geneen
  44. “No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.” ~ William Gladstone
  45. “One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” ~ Arnold H. Glasgow
  46. “The art of leadership is understanding what you can’t compromise on.” ~ Seth Godin
  47. “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  48. “Mojo is that positive spirit toward what we are doing now, that starts from the inside and radiates to the outside.” ~ Marshall Goldsmith
  49. “There are many qualities that make a great leader. But having strong beliefs, being able to stick with them through popular and unpopular times, is the most important characteristic of a great leader.” ~ Rudy Giuliani
  50. “I define leadership as having three parts: first is seeing what needs to be done to make things better or seeing a problem that needs fixing; second is having the vision, the skill, and the wherewithal to change the system; and third is the most important task of mobilizing the energy of others to organize and act in ways to achieve that vision.” ~ Susan J. Herman
  51. “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  52. “There is no failure except in no longer trying.” ~ Elbert Hubbard [Tweet this!]
  53. “Management is nothing more than motivating other people.” ~ Lee Iacocca
  54. “You can work at something for twenty years and come away with twenty years worth of valuable experience, or you come away one year’s experience twenty times.” ~ Gwen Jackson
  55. “Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.” ~ Mae C. Jemison
  56. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” ~ Steve Jobs
  57. “It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.” ~ Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  58. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  59. “I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.” ~ Billie Jean King
  60. “I’m fulfilled in what I do. I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes — the finer things of life — would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense.” ~ Coretta Scott King
  61. “Ultimately a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a molder of consensus.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  62. “To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world — that I am able to change it in positive ways.” ~ Maxine Hong Kingston
  63. “Great leadership does not mean running away from reality. Sometimes the hard truths might just demoralize the company, but at other times sharing difficulties can inspire people to take action that will make the situation better.” ~ John Kotter
  64. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ~ Karen Lamb. Personal leadership adopts a “Do it now” attitude.
  65. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” ~ Abraham Lincoln.
  66. “The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.” ~ Walter Lippmann
  67. “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.” ~ Douglas MacArthur
  68. “When there is danger, a good leader takes the front line; but when there is celebration, a good leader stays in the back of the room.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  69. “Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.” ~ Og Mandino
  70. “Popularity is not leadership.” ~ Richard Marcinko
  71. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  72. “The world is starving for original and decisive leadership.” ~ Bryant McGill
  73. “You cannot depend on others for your sense of self-worth. It must come from within you.” ~ Alan Loy McGinnis
  74. “Humility is the surest sign of strength.” ~ Thomas Merton
  75. “The best way to inspire others is to challenge yourself to become a better leader and succeed.” ~ Mike Myatt
  76. “In seeking what is essential, we become essential.” ~ Mark Nepo
  77. “Leaders understand the ultimate power of relationships.” ~ Tom Peters. Personal leadership involves improving social skills.
  78. “Every time you acquire a new interest, even more, a new accomplishment, you increase your power of life.” ~ William Lyon Phelps
  79. “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” ~ Princess Diana of Wales
  80. “It takes a couple of years just to get the background and knowledge that you need before you can go into detailed training for your mission.” ~ Sally Ride
  81. “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” ~ Anthony Robbins
  82. “You have to look at leadership through the eyes of the followers and you have to live the message. What I have learned is that people become motivated when you guide them to the source of their own power and when you make heroes out of employees who personify what you want to see in the organization.” ~ Anita Roddick
  83. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” ~ Jim Rohn
  84. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt. Personal leadership often means moving beyond the unknown.
  85. “Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.” ~ Helena Rubenstein. Personal leadership means working both hard and smart.
  86. “Nobody can prevent you from choosing to be exceptional.” ~ Mark Sanborn
  87. “Give spiritual strength to people, and they will give genuine affection to you.” ~ David Schwartz
  88. “If you really want to be world class — to be the best you can be — it comes down to preparation and practice.” ~ Robin Sharma. Personal leadership means leading from within.
  89. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” ~ Beverly Sills
  90. “Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  91. “No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.” ~ W. Clement Stone. Personal leadership means having a definite purpose.
  92. “We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.” ~ Ben Sweetland
  93. “You can’t cross a sea by merely staring into the water.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  94. “Who is a wise man? He who learns of all men.” ~ The Talmud
  95. “If you have a sense of purpose and a sense of direction, I believe people will follow you. Democracy isn’t just about deducing what the people want. Democracy is leading the people as well.” ~ Margaret Thatcher
  96. “The first duty of love is to listen.” ~ Paul Tillich
  97. “If truth makes our life easier, then it is better to accept the truth than to hide from it. Our life can be changed, but the truth cannot be changed: it will always remain the truth, and it will expose us.” ~ Leo Tolstoy. You’re in a great place in your life when you have nothing to hide. Truth sets you free from the fear of exposure.
  98. “True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not the enrichment of the leaders.” ~ Robert Townsend
  99. “Resolve in advance to persist until you succeed no matter what the difficulty.” ~ Brian Tracy. Personal leadership means having a high level of determination.
  100. “Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning..” ~ Denis Waitley
  101. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” ~ Alice Walker
  102. “Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna — or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.” ~ Barbara Walters
  103. “Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.” ~ J. Donald Walters
  104. “Change before you have to.” ~ Jack Welch
  105. “We should be rigorous in judging ourselves and gracious in judging others.” ~ John Wesley
  106. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  107. “Nobody is defeated until he starts blaming somebody else. My advice to you is don’t fix the blame. Fix the problem.” ~ John Wooden
  108. “…the past only had whatever power you gave it; life was what you made it and if you wanted something different from what you had, it was up to you to make it happen.” ~ Sara Zarr
  109. “The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.” ~ Zig Ziglar

One of the difficulties I had was limiting each of these personal leadership experts to just one quotation.

I encourage you, if you’ve not heard of some of these fine people to Google their name and learn all you can about:
1) what is important to them and
2) how they became successful.

I also encourage you to bookmark this page and refer to this list often. 🙂

May 2014 be your best and brightest year yet!

Over to YOU now… have your say…

What does personal leadership mean to you?

What areas of personal leadership are you improving?

Which of these quotes speaks to you the most, and why?

I want to know your thoughts. Please share them here.

Thank you kindly!

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William A. Butler is a John C.Maxwell certified coach. He loves to add value to others and aspiring to be a great humanitarian, lives by four words: BE LOVE TO OTHERS.
William often goes by “Bill” and is a poet, a songwriter and has an upcoming novel.

28 thoughts on “109 Personal Leadership Quotes To Inspire You!

  1. Dear Bill, Thank you for sharing and quoting all scholars and leaders of different time. I promise you that I will try to Google their names though it may not be easy to know all of them. What I just remember from Bonaparte, he was a great figure in western history particularily in FRANCE Revolution.
    I mostly love this quote: “Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.” J. Donald Walters
    Happy New year and God bless you in 2014 and beyond.
    I will re read the post. It seems important for me especially in 2014.
    Love and prayers,

    Charmant

    • Greetings Charmant!
      Happy New Year! You’re very welcome. I wanted the list to be a fair representation.
      Indeed, true leadership is service, and that from the heart, as I have written about love-based leadership before.

      Thank you so much for the love and prayers. Always appreciated, and likewise for you.
      May God bless you with every good thing in 2014!
      Bill

  2. Hi Bill – Personal leadership is leading your life in the direction that is authentic and can be seen by all. Nothing to hide! I love #104 – too many people change only when they HAVE to instead of changing prior to on their own time. Love that one Bill! Really qreat quotes here. Added to Listly!

    • Hi Lisa,
      Yes, with nothing to hide, there is no fear of exposure. Aside from that, true leaders do not operate from fear.
      I appreciate you sharing this on Listly. Thank you very much.

      Kind Regards,
      Bill

  3. Hello Bill!

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday? I missed your posts and was patiently waiting for this day – thanks for keeping to your word.

    Sure, I’ve bookmarked this entry and will be going through it from time to time. I am pretty sure it would prove to be a great, intelligent and very motivating source!

    However, I must not fail to mention my favourite: “No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.” ~ William Gladstone

    I have not yet found anything more true as relates to success and personal development than that!

    Have a truly fulfilled New Year!

    Always,
    Terungwa

    • Hello Terungwa,
      Yes, we enjoyed a meaningful time with family and friends, and having set aside that time did not publish last Thursday,
      Thank you for your patience. I know that you are well along your path in personal leadership, and now you have an extra
      resource to refer to. 🙂

      I agree with you. Everyone who has ever been successful has made plenty of mistakes. They are not things to be avoided.
      They are teachers on the path that serve as guideposts.

      Thank you very much Terungwa. May this year be your year of manifold blessings!

      Bill

  4. OK, let’s try again… My comment didn’t go through I guess.

    That’s a wonderful way to start the new year, Bill. What wonderful list of quotes.

    I think my favorite one and the one I can certainly relate to is the one by Marcus Aurelius which says that the quality of our life depends on the quality of our thoughts. There is no doubt about that.

    Thank you for this list that we can go back and refer to all year long.

    Have a wonderful week!
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    • Greetings Sylviane,
      You’re very welcome. Thank you for your comments. Always appreciated! 🙂
      Meditations of Marcus Aurelius is one of my favorite books. It’s very true… if you wish to have a quality life
      filled with quality memories, then think quality thoughts.

      Have an enjoyable week as well.

      Kindly,
      Bill

  5. Thank you Bill for inspiration for days to come. These quotes are what I need to begin the new year as I am learning to “Follow the Leader” in me right now. Yes I am moving for a new improved leadership design for my life that I can appreciate for myself. As a leader, how can others follow the light that I have if I can’t recognize it within me? I have tried to find others to follow and for some reason I always end up looking back within myself. What does that mean? Good or bad? I have only read a few of the quotes today, but I do plan to use them very much in the near future. One that stuck with me today is this…… It takes a couple of years just to get the background and knowledge that you need before you can go into detailed training for your mission.” ~ Sally Ride. To me this highlighted that Personal leadership is not an overnight success…but many little stories of attempts and failures, achievements mixed with mistakes…but the idea of working at accomplishing something important to me amidst all the value-added happenings of life is very key to it all. Happy New Year blessings and love to you! Appreciate the special things you do…keep up the great work that you are doing! 🙂

    • Hello Marian,
      You’re quite welcome! I’m glad that these quotes will serve the purpose of helping you as you journey forward.
      I think Sally Ride’s comment is important in context with the fact that she became the first American woman in
      space. She persisted until she achieved her dream. What are often termed “an overnight success” took years of
      preparation, such as was required of Sally.

      Accomplishments usually follow hard work, so know that you will be rewarded for your efforts.
      My love and appreciation to you for your kind encouragement.
      Bill

  6. Happy new year Bill! These Leadership quotes are profoundly selected to convey diverse perspectives for personal leadership developments initiatives. This one here is very striking and endearing to my heart and I’ve already posted it to my Facebook page for my friends to share:
    “You only have control over three things in your life — the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take (your behavior). How you use these three things determines everything you experience. If you don’t like what you are producing and experiencing, you have to change your responses.” ~ Jack Canfield

    Besides, I’ve likewise forwarded this blog post to circles of my relationships and mentees for their perusal in this new year! God bless and reward your consistent diligence and perseverance in all things in 2014!

    • Happy New Year Ime!
      Indeed, a broad spectrum of leadership styles and experiences from many wise people are always healthy assets to one’s
      personal leadership. Yes, we are responsible for what we put into our minds, which, of course, determines our actions.

      Thank you very much for helping to expand my reach. Thank you also for those words of blessing. I receive them!
      God bless you in every endeavor, especially those leading to 2015.
      Bill

  7. Mary Stephenson says:

    Hi Bill

    So many great quotes. A lot of “so called” leaders should take a good read on your list.

    I especially liked #16 and #107. If we would remember to pull them up in our minds when things seem stacked against us we would find life much easier.

    2013 was better than 2012, so here is hoping that 2014 will be a great year beyond what we believe possible.

    Mary

    • Hi Mary,
      I agree with you. Some people are put into a position of leadership, but do not have the leadership skills required.
      Some think that as long as they’re popular, they will get others to do whatever they want.
      Leadership begins with serving others, not with what can be taken from them.

      Yes, it’s always “in the moment” that we need to being forth those things we have learned to serve us to remember
      how to handle our challenges effectively.

      May you accomplish all that you desire this year!

      Kind Regards,
      Bill

  8. Awesome post, William 🙂

    I’ve never spent much time with personal leadership (personal development if more of my area…perhaps personal leadership is included in personal development?).

    To me, personal development is all about improving my life (through which I can improve and help others and their lives).

    2013 was a big year of me, in terms of personal development. I learned a lot, formed a lot of habits and improved myself for the better (I am continuing it throughout this year :D).

    Anyways, thank you for sharing this post, William (Especially, appreciate the compilation of quotes). I can choose a single one, but I especially liked #3, #32 and #101.
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    • Greetings Jeevan!
      Happy New Year, my friend. Personal leadership is the internal initiative to take full responsibility for your life.
      It progressively comes along with personal development, such as the improvements of which you speak. I’m glad you have dedicated yourself
      to learning more and reinforcing those new habits. I’m cheering you on!

      You’re very welcome. I’m glad to contribute.

      All the best!
      Bill

  9. Hi Bill,

    Happy New Year! What a great first post of the year you have written. I like quotes because I sometimes use them for affirmations. My favorite one here is number 7 “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”

    We can have a clear vision, and as long as we act upon it, we can make it a reality.

    Thanks again!

    -Donna
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    • Hi Donna,
      Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, and every success with your new project! You are so welcome 🙂 Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
      You’ve hit upon the key there… as long as we take action. John O’Donohue once said, “It’s the unseen life that dreams us.”
      We can each only be responsible for shaping and then awakening our dreams.

      May the close of this year prove all your dreams true.

      Bill

  10. Hi Bill,

    Wow, you’ve got some gems in there.

    I particularly like the one, “Popularity is not leadership.” Many people today believe that having a lot of followers establishes them as a niche leader. I believe it’s the amount of influence in the direction of positive change that establishes someone as a thought leader online, and influence is the result of connection, not Twitter followers.

    Wishing you a very prosperous and memorable 2014,

    Cole

    • Hi Cole,
      Thank you kindly. I’m glad you found something meaningful to you. I like that quote as well, and I agree with you about connection with
      your audience as distinguished from followers. Contrary to Twitter’s policies, many people purchase fake followers to “appear” popular.
      I think character is far more important than reputation.

      Thank you for your kind regards, and for stopping by to comment. I wish you the very same.
      Perhaps we’ll even get a chance later in the year to go fishing together. 🙂

      May your burdens be light and your blessings heavy!
      Bill

  11. Sean Van Zant says:

    Hey Bill,

    I have been wanting to grow in personal leadership for years. I am very glad that you posted this for us for our benefit and not your enrichment! You not only provided a buffet of wisdom found in the quotes, but also the inspiration to live out the precious jewels found in the quotes. I am going to have a lot of difficulty finding which people to R.S.V.P. on, and what makes them successful.

    I appreciate you Bill always!

    Thanks again,
    Sean

    • Hi Sean,
      I appreciate you too, my friend, and I wish you every success. Reflect on the personal leadership quotes throughout the year and use them as guideposts.
      About the RSVP… biographies are a great resource to obtain background information on people. You may be able to reach out to people on Twitter and ask people questions that will provide you answers.

      I know this: If you persist in doing the very best you are able, according to your God-given gifts, you will meet with great success.

      All the best!
      Bill

  12. All quotes are amazing and ones that everyone should follow and listen to.

    The quote that Calvin Coolidge said is one of my favorites.

    Persistence and determination are both kings!

    – Samuel
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    • Welcome Samuel,
      I am glad that you resonate with that quote. When we think about our lives, and the journey that we are all on, we call upon persistence and determination many times to see us through. Charles F. Kettering observed, “Failure is the path of least persistence.” Unfortunately, many people go this route.

      I appreciate you visiting and look forward to your next visit. I will likewise visit your website.

      May all that you aspire to and hope for come to pass in 2014!
      Bill

  13. Hey Bill,

    Where can I begin? Well first of all, Happy New Years to you! Great to see you in 2014. Second, these are all fabulous quotes. I’ve heard of maybe 30% of them. I’m going to keep this comment short and let you know I’m going to do as i was told and use this as a reference. But I can tell you this, starting the year with great quotes like this will definitely get you on a great start! Thanks for sharing!

    • Hello Sherman!
      Happy New Year to you also! I wish you health, happiness and prosperity!
      I am glad to contribute this resource which you can refer to throughout the year. Have fun as you learn about the other 70% 🙂

      You’re very welcome! May you be continually inspired!
      Bill

  14. Hi Bill,

    First off, I appreciate you stopping by my site. It’s always nice to connect with like-minded individuals like yourself. 🙂

    Just like Sherman, I’ve heard about 30-35% of the ones you listed.

    The one that stuck out the most was that you quoted, “A day well spent is one in which you have invested in others by giving of yourself. Be love to others”.

    Love that! It’s all about the people you serve and the value that you give. Great site, as this is my first time here, and I’ll be back soon.

    Thanks Bill!

    • Welcome Nate,
      You’re very welcome. I appreciate you. I’m grateful for the connection also.

      It’s nice to know that one of my thoughts on personal leadership is meaningful to you.
      I believe that true leadership is heart-based and seeks first to add value to others.
      Thank you for the feedback. Much appreciated. 🙂

      Yours in Success,
      Bill

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