The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

If you know me, you know that John Maxwell has probably been the most influential person in shaping who I am outside of my family and personal mentors. If John writes something, I read it. In my opinion, this was one of the best books he has written. In fact, the greatest lesson I have ever learned from John is the discipline of personal growth. When I was 17 years old, a mentor handed me a John Maxwell CD lesson and I must have listened to it 10 times in a one week period. I called my mentor and asked him for everything he had from John. That was the start of my personal growth journey. For the past 10 years, I have been intentional about my personal growth on a daily basis. Personal growth has changed my life.

In he book, John will teach you about the 15 Laws of Personal Growth. With each law, John provides application steps, that you can start implementing in your life today. I’d recommend this book to everyone! I believe every needs a personal growth plan. This gives you a road map of how to get started on your personal growth journey.

My Big Takeaway: John said that everything that he has accomplished in his life came as a result of the decision to have a plan personal growth and work that plan every day. In just 10 years of being intentional about personal growth, I’ve seen what it’s done for me. It is one of the main ingredients to success! Get this book now!

The 15 Laws:

  • The Law of Intentionality: Growth Doesn’t Just Happen
  • The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself
  • The Law of the Mirror: You must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself
  • The Law of Reflection: Learning to Pause Allows Growth to Catch Up with You
  • The Law of Consistency: Motivation Gets you Going – Discipline Keeps You Growing
  • The Law of Environment: Growth Thrives in Conducive Surroundings
  • The Law of Design: To Maximize Growth, Develop Strategies
  • The Law of Pain: Good Management of Bad Experiences Leads to Great Growth
  • The Law of the Ladder: Character Growth Determines the Height of Your Personal Growth
  • The Law of the Rubber Band: Growth Stops When You Lose the Tension Between Where You Are and Where You Could Be
  • The Law of Trade-Offs: You have to Give up to Grow Up
  • The Law of Curiosity: Growth is Stimulated by asking Why?
  • The Law of Modeling: It’s Hard to Improve When You Have No One But Yourself to Follow
  • The Law of Expansion: Growth Always Increases Your Capacity
  • The Law of Contribution: Growing Yourself Enables You to Grow Others



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Some highlights:

  • The greatest danger you face in this moment is the idea that you will make intentional growth a priority later.
  • If you want to succeed, you need to do whatever it takes. Get up an hour early. Stay up an hour later. Give up your lunch hour. Put in extra time on weekends. If you don’t, you’ll have to prepare to give up your dreams and any hope of reaching your potential.
  • If you want to be around growing people, become a growing person!
  • Most of the achievements I’ve accomplished in my life I began to attempt before I was really ready!
  • Every significant religious leader in history spent time in solitude. Every political leader who had an impact on history practiced the discipline of solitude to think and to plan.
  • Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing.
  • Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.
  • You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.
  • Ultimately, people do not decide their future, they decide their habits and their habits decide their future!
  • It’s not always comfortable, but it’s always profitable to associate with people larger than ourselves.
  • If you don’t try to create the future you want, you must endure the future you get!
  • People who develop systems that include action steps are almost always more successful than people that don’t
  • I’ve never met anyone who said, “I love my problems, but I’ve known many who had admitted that their greatest gains came in the middle of their pain.
  • Find a mentor who can help you see yourself for who you could be, not who you currently are.
  • Growth stops when you lose the tension between where you are and where you could be
  • We become like the people we admire and the models we follow
  • As you look for role models and mentors, scrutinize thier personal lives as carefully as their public performance
  • If you’re fresh out of school and just starting your career, don’t expect to get extensive mentoring time from the CEO of your organization.
  • The measure of success is not the number of people who serve you, but the number of people you serve.

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