26 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Catalyst 2013: Mayor Cory Booker

In our effort to help churches succeed, The Rocket Company will be live

blogging from this week’s Catalyst Conference.  Catalyst blessed its audience with a

video interview with Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, NJ.  It was an amazing time.  The

following are 26 leadership quotes and lessons from his session each leader should know.

  1. Purpose is more important than a position.
  2. It was hard to have the courage to confront fear.
  3. When you find purpose and pursue it courage and passion it’s amazing how the universe will conspire to help you.
  4. God has plans for you that you don’t even know it.  But it’s hard to be lead while you’re sitting there.
  5. This world will make you do a lot to conform and fit into boxes.
  6. “Everyone is born an original and most die copies.” – Abraham Lincoln
  7. The rewards in my life from daring to be different have been significant.
  8. Fear is the opposite of love.  It makes us small.
  9. We can’t stop being risk-takers.
  10. Our generation is entrepreneurial and discovering who you are.
  11. The awesomeness of God tells us we don’t have all the answers.
  12. If you surround yourself with people who share your values, you will move with that pack of people.
  13. Talent is important but values are even more important.
  14. Your values speak so loudly I can’t hear what you say.
  15. Your job is to never stop learning and growing.  You can always get better.
  16. Your emotions are choices.
  17. I am not a slave to circumstance.  I can always make a choice about my emotional response.
  18. You have the ability to change reality because of your response.
  19. Why would you take a second of your life and not treat as if it’s special.
  20. When I have a really bad day, my default position is what can I learn from this?
  21. The world you see outside of you is a reflection of what is inside of you.
  22. You cannot have great breakthroughs without great frustration.
  23. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
  24. Expressing gratitude is one of the most healing things you can do.
  25. The potholes are just as valuable to me as the smooth roads.
  26. You can’t have extraordinary results without extraordinary efforts.

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