15 INVALUABLE LAWS OF GROWTH BOOK
The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth - John C. Maxwell
1. Law of Intentionality - Growth doesn't just happen.
You must have an intention and desire to grow in order to make yourself stronger, believing that you can just grow without doing anything is basically waiting for something to happen without you contributing anything towards it.
2. Law of Awareness - You must know yourself to grow yourself.
If you don’t know yourself, its time to get to know yourself. What are you good at what are you bad at, are you good at sports, are you good with numbers, are you good in languages.
3. Law of the Mirror - You must see value in yourself to add value to yourself.
When you look into the mirror, do you see yourself to have any value at all? Do you believe that you can add more value to what you are seeing in the mirror?
4. Law of Reflection - Learning to pause allows growth to catch up with you.
So say I go to the gym 7 times a week and each week I keep on adding my workout time another 15 minutes per session, as I work up to 2 hours per day or maybe even worst 3 hours per day, do you think that my muscles are going to have the time to repair and recover before my next training session?
5. Law of Consistency - Motivation gets you going. Discipline keeps you growing.
Our motivation is a short stream of energy that gets us to start something, it doesn’t last very long until our motivation starts to run out. What keep us going are discipline, habit and consistency.
6. Law of Environment - Growth thrives in conducive surroundings.
Let’s say Tommy was an average student, and there are two group of students you can put him with, one group is a bunch of hard working students and the other bunch is a group of lazy and unmotivated students. Which group do you think tommy is going to achieve more in?
7. Law of Design - To maximize growth develop strategies.
Again why don’t I give you another example? Let say you are a personal trainer and you have a client that wants to lose 20 pounds, do you think it’s going to be more effective for you to design a plan for your client or just give your client vague guidelines on what to do?
8. Law of Pain - Good management of bad experiences leads to great growth.
Bad experiences as well as failures could be the key steps you take before you develop and lead yourself to great growth, maybe you thought that one way to do something was the best optimal method, so you go and try it. But then you realize what you thought isn't the way and it doesn't work whatsoever, so what do you do?
9. Law of the rubber band - Growth stops when you lose the tension of where you are and where you could be.
Are you too relaxed and not putting enough tension and investing into yourself to grow?
10. Law of ladder - Character growth determines the height of your personal growth.
How strong is your character? Are you a well-rounded individual who has a good sense of discipline and puts your best effort in everything that you do?
11. Law of tradeoffs - You have to give up to go up.
There is a trade off in everything that we do, when we make a decision we have to satisfice and give something up in return, this is the law of trade off.
12. Law of Curiosity - Growth is stimulated by asking why.
The best learners are always the students who are looking to learn more every day, to be a good student you must be able to keep asking why learning and improving consistently. By being curios and asking you broaden your view and perceptive which will contribute greatly to your growth.
13. Law of Modeling - It's hard to improve when you have no one to follow but yourself.
Look at what other people have done in the past, learn from people from the past and see what has worked for them and what hasn’t. There are successful people in every field, find the people that are successful and follow their paths to success.
14. Law of expansion - Growth always increases your capacity.
By expanding yourself you allow growth to take place in yourself, the more knowledge and skills you acquire the bigger your capacity becomes, the larger capacity you have the more competent and the more well-rounded you become.
15. Law of Contribution - Growing yourself enables you to grow others.
When others see your accomplishment, people believe in what is possible and what is achievable, this in turn enables you to grow other people.