10 Quotes from My Summer 2020 Reading

quotes Sep 09, 2020

This summer I read a lot of great books on coaching, professional development, strengths, Enneagram, and spiritual growth. There was a lot that moved me. Here are 10 impactful quotes from my reading list. I resisted commenting and instead let them speak for themselves:

“Friends are people you make part of your life just because you feel like it.”

Frederick Buechner, Listening to Your Life

“Sustained success comes only when you take what’s unique about you and figure out how to make it useful.”

Marcus Buckingham, StandOut 2.0


“The Enneagram is an insightful tool, but the Gospel is the transformation.”

Beth & Jeff McCord, Becoming Us


“A growing body of evidence suggests that the single greatest driver of both achievement and wellbeing is the understanding of how your daily efforts enhance the lives of others.”

Tom Rath, Life’s Great Question

“Question Thinking is a system of tools for transforming thinking, action, and results through skillful question asking—questions we ask ourselves as well as those we ask others.”

Marilee Adams, Change Your Questions Change Your Life

“Prayer: Your presence and approval are all I need for everlasting joy.”

JD Greear, Gospel

“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”

Bronnie Ware, Top Five Regrets of the Dying

“Don’t give yourself to those who don’t absolutely need you at the expense of those who do.”

Patrick Morley, The Christian Man


“Psychological safety is a condition in which you feel (1) included, (2) safe to learn, (3) safe to contribute, and (4) safe to challenge the status quo—all without fear of being embarrassed, marginalized, or punished in any way.”

Timothy R. Clark, The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety

“By catering our worship to the worshippers and not to the Object of our worship, I fear we have created human-centered churches.”

Francis Chan, Letters to the Church

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