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Wow! I can’t believe another month is down. This year has flown by.

Yet, I’m so thankful it’s October and everything that comes along with it. October is the month one of the best leadership conferences happens.

That’s right. It’s Catalyst and I’ll be attending the event this week. I look forward to sharing what I learn about leadership and how you can apply it to your life.

september 2014 wordle

With that said, it’s time to dig into the top posts, top commenters, and blog statistics for September.

Top Posts

1. 21 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From X-Men: Days Of Future Past

2. 21 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Transformers 4: Age Of Extinction

3. 13 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Maleficent

4. 20 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders

5. 12 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Amazing Spider-Man 2

It’s much easier to educate a doer than it is to activate a thinker.

Andy Stanley

Focus. Everyone wants focus.

Focus helps you to niche down and become intent on accomplishing one specific goal. And that’s what we need as leaders.

We need to be able to narrow our vision and focus in on the next steps we need to take.

But how do we do this? How do we find focus and go for it?

Don't miss out on focusing on the most important things

Image by Ben Smith

John Lee Dumas over at Entrepreneur On Fire has a great acronym for focus. Follow One Course Until Success.

Boom! Can you see how this is valuable to a leader? Going straight ahead, following one course, committing to action. It all leads to success.

But with so many shiny objects and, oh squirrel!, different paths to choose, finding focus can be quite difficult. You can also find shiny objects that call for your focus but don’t deserve it.

It’s that time of year again. The Catalyst leadership conference in Atlanta will be happening next week, October 1st through the 3rd.

So many great leaders will be presenting their thoughts and ideas to the crowd of over 13,000 young leaders.

Catalyst Atlanta 2014 Blogger meetup

Lives will be changed at the conference. Destinies will be realized. And an amazing blogger meetup will happen.

Paul Sohn and I have put together a great night on October 1st at California Dreaming in Atlanta, Georgia.

We hope that you can make it out to the meetup. Not only would you get to meet Paul and myself, you’ll have the opportunity to mingle and connect with many other young leaders and bloggers.

We really wanted to make this night special. And we think we’ve accomplished that.

The original title for this blog post was going to be Becoming A Better Person. Then I sat and thought about the blog title and knew it wasn’t right. The direction was wrong and I felt like I’d be doing you a disservice to write that type of article.

Instead, I wanted to share you don’t want to become a better person.

Share your art like Pop's from Speed Racer

Image via JD Hancock

Now, I know you’re probably scratching your head wondering why in the world you shouldn’t want to become a better person. I had the same thought as I began to write this post.

Becoming a better person sounds like a great idea. Who doesn’t want to become better?

Don’t Become A Better Person

There’s a problem with the phrase “a better person.” Can you spot it or do you know what the problem is?