Laws of Growth

October 25, 2012

Good morning! I am beginning a new book today that looks promising. It is John Maxwell’s The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.

His 15 Laws are:

  1. Intentionality: Growth doesn’t just happen.
  2. Awareness: You must know yourself to grow yourself.
  3. Mirror: You must see value in yourself to add value to yourself.
  4. Reflection: Learning to pause allows growth to catch up with you.
  5. Consistency: Motivation gets you going – discipline keeps you growing.
  6. Environment: Growth thrives in conducive surroundings.
  7. Design: To maximize growth, develop strategies.
  8. Pain: Good management of bad experiences leads to great growth.
  9. Ladder: Character growth determines the height of your personal growth.
  10. Rubber Band: Growth stops when you lose the tension between where you are and where you could be.
  11. Trade-offs: You have to give up to grow up.
  12. Curiosity: Growth is stimulated by asking Why?
  13. Modeling: It’s hard to improve when you have no one but yourself to follow.
  14. Expansion: Growth always increase your capacity.
  15. Contribution: Growing yourself enables you to grow others.

Looks interesting! Just reading the chapter titles is instructive. I will keep you updated as I make my way through the book.

BG