John C. Maxwell has sold more than 21 million books worldwide because he offers accessible advice that inspires, motivates and educates. In his latest offering, he packs each chapter with information on how to live a better life, develop sustaining relationships and lead others. Maxwell outlines his take on the important principles of personal growth. Read them, apply them, live better and grow. Despite some repetition – within this book and compared to his other books of friendly counsel – getAbstract recommends Maxwell’s uplifting guidance to his loyal constituency and to all self-help readers who want to visit with a master of the genre.
Your Full Potential
Your happiness depends on reaching your full potential. Psychologist Abraham Maslow believed that those burdened with “unfulfilled potential” feel as if they are leading an incomplete life.
Speaker and author Florence Littauer wrote about her father’s failed ambition to become a singer. As Littauer put it, he “died with the music still inside him.” Her metaphor is sad but it offers a powerful warning: Don’t die with your music inside, that is, don’t reach the end of your life without expressing your passion – whatever it may be – and reaching for your personal goals and happiness. To meet that objective, you must grow as a person by developing your character, your self-awareness, your skills and talents, your relationships and your spirituality.
Following the 15 “laws of growth” will help you. Study these laws. Apply their lessons. Make some sort of change every day. Chart your daily progress in a “growth journal.” If you take these steps, you will able to reach your potential:
1. “The Law of Intentionality”
Ask yourself, “Where do you want to go in life?” Personal growth does not occur automatically. You must make it happen ...