Jan 222013
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Do you have a personal growth plan?

Because of my last post, 4 Mistakes I’ve Made with Personal Growth Information, I want to share with you a few books I have been dissecting.

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential
by John C. Maxwell was a life changer for me.  Not only do I see John Maxwell as one of my mentors but this book is the reason why I’ve become more proactive in changing my approach to self discovery and personal growth.

I don’t consider myself a very fast reader but I did my first read through this book during a weekend.  Maxwell shares everything he has learned about developing yourself and offers the 15 Laws in order to let you reflect on exactly how to create your own personal growth plan.

Maxwell has an awesome way of teaching you how to be more intentional about developing yourself.  I truly believe you have a purpose in life, but the first step you must do is to discover yourself.  What do you want to do with your life and who do you want to become?

At the end of each chapter, Maxwell gives you questions to reflect on.  I’m going through the book for the second time but now I’m making sure I take time answering the questions at the end of each chapter.  By doing these exercises you are already living by the first law of Growth which is the Law of Intentionality.

When you begin reading this book, you have already taken the first steps towards becoming a better you.  It is important to constantly learn and grow.  This has become a deep interest of mine.

If we are growing we are always going to be outside of our comfort zone. – John C. Maxwell

There is a lot of valuable information in this book and I believe it is a must-have in everyone’s library.  Remember, what you have in your library says a lot about who you are.

To give you an idea, the The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
are as followed:

1.  The Law of Intentionality:  Growth Doesn’t Just Happen

2.  The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself

3.  The Law of the Mirror: You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself

4.  The Law of Reflection: Learning to Pause Allows Growth to Catch Up with You

5.  The Law of Consistency: Motivation Get You Going – Discipline Keeps You Growing

6.  The Law of Environment: Growth Thrives in Conducive Surroundings

7.  The Law of Design: To Maximize Growth, Develop Strategies

8.  The Law of Pain: Good Management of Bad Experiences Leads to Great Growth

9.  The Law of the Ladder: Character Growth Determines the Height of Your Personal Growth

10.  The Law of the Rubber Band: Growth Stops When You Lose the Tension Between Where You Are and Where You Could Be

11.  The Law of Trade-Offs: You Have to Give Up to Grow Up

12:  The Law of Curiosity: Growth is Stimulated by Asking Why?

13.  The Law of Modeling: It’s Hard to Improve When You Have No One but Yourself to Follow

14.  The Law of Expansion:  Growth Always Increases Your Capacity

15.  The Law of Contribution: Growing Yourself Enables You to Grow Others

Closing Thoughts

Now that I’m going through this book for the second time, I am understanding the importance of having a personal growth plan.  While I go through each chapter and answer the questions my vision and purpose in life is becoming much clearer.  I’ve been looking for that book or resource to take my mindset to the next level, and I wasn’t surprised when a book by John C. Maxwell became that resource.

Maybe I’ll follow his example – after I publish my first book I’ll meet him and give a free copy of my book to say Thank You.

I see it happening.

Mahalo. Aloha. A hui hou.

If you are interested in taking the journey towards creating your own personal growth plan you can read the reviews and purchase your own copy by clicking on the link below:
The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential

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