The 15 Invaluable Laws Of Growth

The 15 Invaluable Laws Of GrowthJohn C. Maxwell, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, has sold more than 24 million books. He has trained more than 5 million leaders in 180 countries, and has been called America’s #1 leadership authority. Does this sound like someone you can learn something from?       

The 15 Invaluable Laws Of Growth was copyrighted in 2012, and the laws stay true today. The exciting part about this book is that it can help everyone improve themselves regardless of their goals, background, or nature of the business that they are in.

John C. Maxwell starts off by explaining that for anyone to reach their potential, they must grow. To grow, you must be highly intentional about it. His desire with this book is to give every reader the best chance of reaching their full potential and becoming the person they want to be.

The author will dive into the 15 laws of growth in detail in the book and give examples, but for the purposes of this blog, let’s summarize a few. 

  1. The Law of intentionality - This explains that growth does not just happen. In order to grow, a person must have a plan for growth. He also states that having goals is different than having a plan for growth. Some people may set goals, hit them, but still not grow in the process. He states that it is best to have not only goals, but also a plan to grow in the process of hitting these goals.
  2. The Law of Awareness - You must know yourself to grow yourself. In order to grow you must know where you want to be, but also where you are now. The author observed that there are 3 types of people.
  1. People who don’t know what they would like to do.
  2. People who know what they would like to do, but don’t do it.
  3. People who know what they would like to do and do it.

This seems easy enough to understand, but many people are not in the right category. The author explains how to fix this and be a person who knows what they want, and also goes after it.

  1. The Law of the Mirror - You must see value in yourself to add value to yourself. This chapter talks about the importance of self-esteem, comparing yourself to others, and having limited beliefs. One tip he gives is to practice a small discipline each day in a specific area of your life. If an area in your life seems overwhelming, try chipping away at it one day at a time. He goes into more detail in the book.
  2. The Law of Reflection - Learning to pause allows growth to catch up to you.

The author asks in this chapter-

  1. Do you have a place where you can consistently go to pause and reflect?
  2. Do you intentionally schedule time to pause and reflect?

The law of reflection advises everyone to take a look at themselves to pinpoint what they need to work on, and take action.

15. The Law of Contribution - Skipping ahead to the 15th Law, growing yourself enables you to grow others. This law talks about being grateful for what you have, and also giving back along the way. As you will need help along the way to grow, help others to grow in the process.

This book is a must-read for anyone who truly wants to grow themselves. When it comes to growth, John C. Maxwell is an expert. No wonder this book was a #1 New York Times Bestseller. While this blog was just a summary, millions of people have found it helpful to read this book, not once, but over and over again in the course of their growth.


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