Monday, October 30, 2006


I'm reading a book in spanish called, "Seamos Personas de Influencia" by John Maxwell and Jim Dornan. I think the title in English is, "How to be an Influencial Person". Last night I was reading and came across a quote that I would like to share. It's by author and conference speaker, Richard Exley. This is what he has to say about friendship (translated)...

"A true friend is someone who listens and understands when you express your deepest feelings. He supports you when you struggle; He corrects you, gently and with love, when you're wrong; and he forgives you when you fail. A true friend impels you to personal growth, he stretches you so you can reach your full potential. And what's most surprising is that he celebrates your successes with you as if they were his own."


  1. That's an awesome quote. Another great quote by someone that I can't remember, but the quote stuck with me:

    "A leader is someone who makes everyone they meet feel like they are the most important person in the world to them."

    I strive for that in my life and in ministry...making everyone I serve and lead feeling like they are one of the most important people in my life.

  2. Great job, Mike! I like the quote you mention. That too is one of the ideas this book I'm reading presents. Great stuff!