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Craig Groeschel Quotes

Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel quotes: serious wisdom from the pastor.

“The decisions you make today will determine the stories you tell tomorrow.”

“It doesn’t matter where you start; it matters where you finish.”

“You don’t have to have the faith to finish; you only have to have enough faith to start.”

“To step toward your destiny, you have to step away from your security.”

“Be different. We are far from perfect but be willing to be different.”

“Passion creates motivation, which leads to innovation. Passion transforms a job into a calling.”

“When focus increases, options decrease.”

“How bad you want something determines what you will do to get it.”

“Tragically, many people have this faithless, wishy-washy mindset, which causes them to lose the battle in their minds before they ever fight it in the world.”

“The longer we view ourselves through a distorted lens, the more likely we are to believe a distorted truth.”

“Good can be the enemy of great.”

“Boldness is behavior born out of belief. Freedom lies in being bold.”

“Your words, whether externally spoken or internally absorbed, shape your future.”

“Behind every great story there’s always another story.”

“Most of life’s battles are won or lost in the mind.”

“What we value determines what we do.”

“Integrity starts from the inside out, not the outside in.”

“We don’t need more time. We need to use the time we already have differently.”

“If you want to be different, if you want to be better than normal, then you must live differently.”

“If you want what normal people have, do what normal people do. If you want what few people have, do what few people do.”

“If you want to reach people nobody is reaching, you’ve got to do things nobody is doing.”

“So if it seems like you’re doing something different from what everyone else is doing, and if sometimes that feels hard, this is a good thing, not a bad thing.”

“Culture creates the brand.”

“If your vision doesn’t compel, move or stir people, your vision is too small.”

“If we take a risk, we might not succeed, but if we avoid all risk, we guarantee we won’t succeed.”

“Not taking risks ultimately leads to failure.”

“Rather than just reacting to the waves of things that come, ride them with deliberate intention.”

“Your life is too valuable, your calling too great… to waste your life on what doesn’t matter.”

“Being in the wrong place never helps you do the right thing.”

“Without being legalistic, we should be careful and wise in all decisions we make. Just because opportunities present themselves doesn’t mean you should accept every one of them. It’s not realistic, and it’s also not wise.”

“Don’t be afraid to be weird for being wise.”

“To be great at a few things and experience it, you’ll have to say no to many things.”

“A keystone habit leads to other positive habits and disciplines. These positive traits start a chain reaction that produces other positive outcomes. The presence of these important habits help you become more faithful in other areas of your life. On the other hand, the absence of these key disciplines can impact you negatively.”

“Get out of the boat. Face your fears. Fail. Learn. Adjust. Try again.”

“Failure is an event, not a person. You are not a failure!”

“Failure is not an option. Failure is necessary. We try. We fail. We learn. We adjust.”

“Failure is the tuition you pay for success.”

“The pathway to your greatest potential is straight through your greatest fears!”

“Don’t blame yourself for the declines, because one day you will credit yourself for the increases.”

“You are only as strong as you are honest.”

“True loyalty is proven not proclaimed.”

“Wisdom is all about the simple, often tiny, obvious things, done consistently, one at a time.”

“The key to success in any organization is identifying, developing, and empowering the right people.”

“When you delegate tasks, you create followers. When you delegate authority, you create leaders.”

“Most leaders are trying to figure out the right strategy. The best leaders are obsessed with empowering the right people.”

“If you delegate authority, you will build leaders.”

“A humble leader can learn from anyone.”

“It’s almost impossible to live the right life when you have the wrong friends.”

“Show me your friends, and I’ll show you your future. The people you’re hanging out with today are shaping the person you will become tomorrow.”

“If you honestly want to change, surround yourself with people who will help, people who believe you can do it.”

“Be yourself. Authenticity trumps cool every time.”

“You don’t have to be somebody else. You don’t have to be perfect, you don’t have to be smart, you don’t have to always get it right. But you do have to be real.”

“His famous, soul-stirring ‘I have a dream’ speech will still give you chills and break your heart today. Decades later, long after his life on earth tragically ended, the legacy of his burden lives on, improving lives for generations to come. All because one man allowed his burden to birth a dream.”

“We need a passion to inspire. To inspire means pulling out of them what is already inside of them. Those described as inspired are twice as productive as employees who describe themselves as satisfied.”

“All you need is one or two well-developed strengths to inspire.”

“When passion meets inspiration, obsession is born.  We can make a difference.”

“We feel so much pressure to be perfect and strong and right. People aren’t looking for that. They’re looking for honesty, integrity and vulnerability.”

“Respect is earned but honor is given.”

“Ironically, we often fail to see that whenever we compromise ourselves to please others, we tend to lose their respect.”

“Feelings are much like waves. We can’t stop them from coming, but we can choose which one to surf.”

“Bitterness is a nonproductive, toxic emotion, usually resulting from resentment over unmet needs.”

“Love keeps no record of wrongs, but bitterness keeps detailed accounts.”

“Life is uncertain. Eternity is not. Unforgiveness cannot be allowed to last another day. Are you holding a grudge? Let it go. Kill the root of bitterness. Let the hurt go and set yourself free.”

“When we love deeply, love makes us do things we wouldn’t otherwise do.”

“When it comes to your marriage, if the grass looks greener somewhere else, it’s time to water your own yard!”

“Teach your kids by modeling what you claim to believe.”

“When something goes wrong, what’s the best course of action? To change your direction. The word repentance means to stop going one direction (your own way) and turn toward the right direction (God’s way). Your past may be a part of who you are, but it certainly doesn’t have to define your future.”

“Faith doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Faith means you don’t let fear stop you.”

“Reputation shows who people think you are. Character shows who you really are.”

“We might impress people with our strengths, but we connect with people through our weaknesses.”

“All people end up somewhere in life, but few end up there on purpose.”

“Falling for the bait doesn’t make you the worst person in the world. You were snared. You were hooked. But you don’t have to stay that way. Now is the time to deal with the shackles that keep you enslaved.”

“Belief overflows to behavior. First we need to change what we believe. When we truly change what we believe, we’ll gladly change how we behave.”

“Someone said it’s not wrong to have things. It’s wrong when your things have you.”

“When you accept the fact that your true identity includes being an overcomer, you will never settle for less than a miracle.”

“Remember, to get what you’ve never had, you must do what you’ve never done. But to get what you once had, you must do what you once did.”

“Why are we here? Because we know and believe we can make a difference. We must make a difference.”

“I pray that by faith you’ll have the courage to start a discipline that changes the direction of your story. I pray that by faith you will stop something that hinders your story from being what God wants it to be. I pray that by faith you will have the courage to stay the course and be faithful where you’ve been planted, even when it would be easier to throw in the towel and just walk away. And when the time is right and God calls you, I pray that you will find the faith to go, even when it would be easier to stay.”

“Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have.”

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail (Ralph Waldo Emerson).”

“Legacy is a story that has yet to be written, but you hold the pen.”

“If you’re not dead… you’re not done.”

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