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 and final book in John Maxwell's Laws series (following 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.'
Good Reading Review
John C Maxwell is master of the To Do list, but what makes his lists so valuable is the profound wisdom contained in the goals he proposes and the methods he suggests to achieve them.
All of us would like to grow: in our character, our relationships, our professional development and our education, but daily demands on our time and attention often get in the way of making growth happen. In this book Maxwell identifies first why it is important to grow, and then how we can apply laws of growth to what we do each day.
Some of his laws include: - The Law of Intentionality: growth doesn't just happen; - The Law of Awareness: you must know yourself to grow yourself; - The Law of Reflection: learning to pause allows growth to catch up with you; - The Law of Pain: good management of bad experiences leads to great growth; and - The Law of the Ladder: character growth determines the height of your personal growth.
The practicality of Maxwell's wisdom is impressive. He suggests working through only one chapter a week to give yourself time to reflect on the suggestions in your personal circumstances, and implement changes. His writing is full of anecdotes which apply the theory, and his examples reflect the kind of personal balance and coherence of life that turns an ordinary person into a great one.