10 Leadership Quotes and How To Use Them to Inspire Action

Apr 7, 2019 | Building a Better You, Stories That Make Heroes

Leadership Quotes, Qualities, & Questions

To Inspire Your Next Move



Leadership quotes are great! I love them. Yet, without contemplating how they move me to act, they are just something else to read. 

Here’s a simple repeatable rhythm you can use when you read your next leadership quotes:


And then, be QUICK to act! (see what I did there?)

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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. -Mary Anne Radmacher- 


What is it right now that you are tempted to give up on?

What does this leadership quote inspire you to do?


Act as if you make a difference. It does.

-William James-


Alter Ego

What does it look like for you to “act as if”?

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Alter Ego


All progress take place outside the comfort zone.

-Michael John Bobak-



How are you staying in your comfort zone?

Are you being challenged to step outside that zone?

What are you going to do about it? 



Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. -Mary Anne Radmacher- (1)



Are you waiting for a lucky break?

What next step could you take to create your own break? 


As we look ahead into the next century,

leaders will be those who empower others.

-Bill Gates-



Is there someone near you today that you could take an interest in, listen to, and encourage?


Believe with all your heart that you will do what you were made to do. 

-Orison Swett Marden-



What are the sources that fuel your self-talk? Are they working for you?

Any other sources you could experiment with that might spark some confidence?



Leadership Quotes-Jim Rohn



What are your top 3 goals? (3×5)

This Year | This Quarter | This Month |This Week | Today

Here’s a video I posted at the beginning of a 90-day challenge I began on January 4, 2019. The 3×5 insight begins at about the 1:40 mark in the video. Happy Watching!



Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.

-W. Clement Stone-



Can you articulate your general calling and your specific calling?


I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

-Leonardo Da Vinci-



Why not pick one thing that you are motivated to act on as a result of diving into this post and DO IT?


It’s not always that we need to do more but rather that we need to focus on less. 

-Nathan W. Morris-



Could you scrap your to-do list for tomorrow and make it a goal to accomplish one thing and see how that goes for you? 


If you made it this far in the post, here’s a bonus for you:

8 Leadership Qualities that you could add to the list.





Beyond The Leadership Quote

The next time you read a leadership quote that grabs your attention or creates some kind of emotional response in you, take note of it. Then think about the quality that is espoused in that quote. Next, and most importantly, ask yourself a question that will prompt you to act. Then, do it. 


How has this post inspired you to act? What’s the one thing you will do?


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