The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell
The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by
John C. Maxwell
6. The Law of Environment
Growth Thrives in Conducive Surroundings
step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment
you first find yourself in.” Mack Caine
7. The Law of Design
To Maximize Growth, Develop Strategies
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan.” And guess what they may have planned for you? Not much.” Jim Rohn
8. The Law of Pain
Good Management of Bad Experiences Leads to Great Growth
“Every problem introduces a person to himself.” John McDonnell
9. The Law of the ladder
Character Growth Determines the Height of Your Personal
Achievements to most people is something you do….to the high
achiever it is something you are.” Doug Firebaugh
10. The Law of the Rubber Band
Growth Stops When You Lose the Tension Between Where You
Are and Where You Could Be
“Only a mediocre person is always at his best.” W. Somerset Maugham
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3. Move Beyond Your Limiting Beliefs.
We all have some limiting beliefs. Some of them were given
to us by our parents, our environment, and experiences. We often add our own
limiting beliefs to this list. I have developed a habit of paying attention to
my thoughts, my words, and actions that may display my limiting beliefs. I also
listen to feedback from friends.
Author Jack Canfield offers a solution to self-limiting
thinking. In his book, The Success Principles, he recommends the
following four steps to transform limiting beliefs into empowering beliefs.
a limiting belief that you want to change.
Determine how the belief limits
Decide how you want to be, act, or
Create a turnaround statement that
affirms or gives you permission to be, act, or feel this way?
Make it a habit of repeating the turnaround statement daily. Remember that our thoughts influence our actions. Our actions do also influence our thoughts.
4. Add Value to Others
Use this quote as a simple reminder, “It’s hard to feel bad
about yourself when you’re doing something good for someone else.” John C.
I am excited about the opportunity to learn and grow with you
this month. If you have a friend that wants to grow, feel free to invite that
person to join Life Spark Mentoring. People who love to grow have an abundance
mindset. They enjoy taking someone with them on their growth journey.
In May we covered the first five laws of The 15 Invaluable
Laws of Growth. Here is a short recap of these laws.
1. The Law of Intentionality: Growth Doesn’t Just Happen
2. The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow
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 Gets You Going—Discipline
Keeps You Growing
Which one of these five laws pauses a greater challenge to
you? What are you doing to overcome this challenge?
This month (Thursday June 6 at 6 PM MST), I am going to
mentor on these five laws.
6. The Law of Environment: Growth Thrives in Conducive
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
Take a moment to reflect on these laws. If you were to write
these laws, what would you share? What has been your experience in regard to
each of these laws?
I will email the bridge number for you to join Life Spark
Mentoring. Keep growing daily!
The final piece of the puzzle is the question of when. When do
you need to improve? The answer is today: right now. Author and education professor
Leo Buscaglia noted, “Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from
John stated, “You will never change your life until you
change something you do daily … Discipline is the bridge between goals and
accomplishments, and that bridge must be crossed every day. Over time that daily
crossing becomes a habit.”
Focuses on a destination
Focuses on the journey
Motivates you and others
Matures you and others
Stops when a goal is reached
Keeps you growing beyond the goal