April’s Goodread

Spring is in the air! Or should I say pollen is in the air (for those of us that are in the south). Nevertheless, I love this time of year. Spring is a symbol of rebirth or new life. Flowers are blooming. Perennials are coming back bigger and more beautiful than ever. Everyone is outside grooming their lawns and setting up for great outdoor experiences.

So, with all this outside beautification, I thought about us, as we also too go through seasons.

To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven.

Ecclesiastes 3:1

Let’s proclaim our season of rebirth. Spring forth that which is already within us. Release what has been dormant.

March 20, 2019 marked this year’s first day of spring. Did you know, all the beauty of spring did not begin just on this day?  There is a GROWTH cycle for all these wonderful things that we see sprouting before us. Even during the winter season there are steps that are necessary in order to be ready for the spring.

(Typing that line made me think of Fantasia singing at the BET’s Joyful Noise)

So speaking of growth, I wish to introduce John Maxwell’s book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.

These Laws that John Maxwell writes about seem to very simple and common sense.  I like reading these types of books. Many times it’s the simple things that we take for granted and/or ignore, which in turn hinders our growth or progression to the next level. (AMEN SOMEBODY;))

The top Laws that I will concentrate on to continue in my growth are:

Law of Intentionality

Who doesn’t want success, right? At this point in our lives, we know that success doesn’t just show up at our front door step. So, we must plan for our success.

ACT WITH INTENT

Law of Consistency

This is definitely one for me to work on. Despite desire, I fail on consistency.  The key point that I takeaway from this Law is “focus on being growth conscious.” We set goals(which we should), but those goals define our destination, not the journey. Being growth conscious enables us to create lifelong habits that will consequently lead us to our goals.

Law of the Rubber Band

In summation of this Law….DON’T BECOME COMPLACENT.  I must say I’ve been guilty. Once reaching a certain level of growth/improvement, I then cease in my progression. I rationalize this failure to continue with comparing it to where I once was. Too often,do we cap our success.

Law of Modeling

This Law is on my list of concentration; because, I tend to want to do things alone. Those that are like me struggle with the factors of trust and commitment of others. We prefer to disappoint ourselves than to allow others to disappoint us. This mentality is definitely wrong! Being selective is okay, but in order to grow, we must select those that can help us reach our full potential.  Connecting with a mentor is definitely a must do for me!

Law of Contribution

Give and it shall be given unto you.  Luke 6: 38

Are these the same Laws that you will commit to for growth? Or, which ones resignated to you the most?

Read John Maxwell’s, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.  Return back to comment your thoughts.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

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