John Maxwell

Most of the accomplishments I’ve achieved in life I began to attempt before I was

really ready. When I was teaching pastors leadership in 1984 and they asked for

ongoing teaching, I wasn’t ready to give it to them. But during a conference with

thirty-four people in Jackson, Mississippi, I decided to pass around a legal pad and get

the contact information for anyone who wanted to receive a monthly leadership tape.

All thirty-four signed up. Was I ready to start a monthly leadership subscription

series? No. Did I start it anyway? Yes. When I needed to raise money to relocate my

church, did I know how to do it? No. Did I start to do it anyway? Yes. When I

founded EQUIP to teach leadership to people in countries around the world, did I

have a proven strategy to get it done? No. Did we get started anyway? Yes. Nobody

ever got ready by waiting. You only get ready by starting.