The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential
John C. Maxwell
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Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over fifty years, and for the first time, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential. In the way that only he can communicate, John teaches . . .
- The Law of the Mirror: You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself
- The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself
- The Law of Modeling: It's Hard to Improve When You Have No One But Yourself to Follow
- 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 Contribution: Developing Yourself Enables You to Develop Others
This third book in John Maxwell's Laws series (following the 2-million seller The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork) will help you become a lifelong learner whose potential keeps increasing and never gets "used up."
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Wanting everyone to be happy and making tough decisions were incompatible tasks. I learned that good leadership is disappointing people at a rate they can stand. What have all these painful experiences taught me? To let my discomfort be a catalyst for my development. Growth is the best possible outcome for any negative experience. How to Turn Your Pain into Gain Frank Hughes quipped, “Experience isn’t really the best teacher but it sure does serve as the best excuse for not trying to
The greatest stretching seasons of life come when we do what we have never done, push ourselves harder, and reach in a way that is uncomfortable to us. That takes courage. But the good news is that it causes us to grow in ways we thought were impossible. And it gives life to what novelist George Elliot said: “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Elliot 5. Stretching Sets You Apart from Others America seems to
solve most of the world’s problems.” That difference is the gap between good and great. And what closes the gap is our willingness to stretch. People who exist on the “good” side of the gap live in the land of the permissible. What they do is okay. They follow the rules and don’t make waves. But do they make the difference they could if they followed the Law of the Rubber Band? Cross over the gap and you find yourself on the “great” side. That is the land of the possible. It’s where people