John C. Maxwell: 10 Attitudes Can-do People Show That Makes Them More Successful

There is a subtle but perceptible line separating achievers from idealists.

According to John C. Maxwell, what makes a difference is essentially attitude. Achievers have an attitude of possibility, and they believe in success.

It’s when we have faith in the future and believe with all our heart that we will succeed; that’s when we put the necessary effort to succeed. Even in the face of adversity.

So it’s a question of believing and having a go-getter attitude.

Here are John C. Maxwell 10 tips to help you reveal your own can-do attitude:

1. Disown your helplessness. Rather than wallowing in helplessness, can-do leaders search diligently to overcome the obstacles in front of them.


2. Take the bull by the horns. Can-do people are fearless. They go straight to the source of their solution.


3. Enter the no whining zone. Can-do people abstain from complaining. They recognize its futility and guard their minds and mouths against indulging in this time-wasting activity.


4. Put on another’s pair of shoes. Can-do people empathize with others. They attempt to see any predicament from the other person’s perspective.

5. Nurture your passion. They love what they do because they’ve learned how to fuel the fire that keeps them moving.


6. Walk the second mile. They set expectations for themselves higher than what is dictated by the people or situations around them.


7. Quit stewing and start doing. While others are crippled by worry, fear, and anxiety, they have the fortitude to press forward.


8. Go with the flow. Can-do people can adjust to change. They accept transition with an optimistic outlook.


9. Follow through to the end. They are self-starters with the capacity to close the deal.


10. Expect a return as a result of your commitment. Committed leaders will reap rewards and find open doors as others are drawn to the excitement and energy emanating from them.

John C. Maxwell: Instead of Complaining, Remember These 10 Things
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