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“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. …
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“Although I believe in attitude, I don’t believe it is everything.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2017-03-07) from his book, No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity(p. 239). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Jones goes on, “I never have, and I never will. Attitude cannot make up for incompetence. Attitude cannot give you a skill that you don’t possess. Attitude doesn’t make all your dreams come true. It isn’t everything you need in life, but it sets the tone for your life. If all things are equal between two people except for their attitudes, the person with the better attitude will usually be more successful in life— and enjoy life more.”
And that is so true.
He goes on, “No single change you make in your life will have a greater positive impact on you and those around you than making a choice to improve your attitude. If your attitude capacity isn’t as good as you would like it to be, start the process of improving it by recognizing these truths. You may want to say them aloud:
“1. ‘I need to chan…

“Significance is all about adding value to others.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2017-03-07) from his book, No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity(p. 230). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
But that isn’t what comes naturally to us. It is also not easy for us to do.
John says, “That’s an uphill journey. Why? Because we are naturally selfish. We automatically think of ourselves first… But selfishness is a downhill habit. Significance is an uphill trait. But it is achievable for you and for me.”
He goes on, “People don’t add value to others when they don’t value them.So why should you value them? Because they’re people. You don’t need any other reason. Listen, human beings are human. They make mistakes. They say the wrong things. They hurt our feelings. Many people treat us poorly and are not very lovable. Love them anyway.”
He says, “Nothing helps give me greater incentive to extend someone else grace than for me to look at myself. I’ve said and done a lot of dumb stuff over the ye…