Archive for November, 2012

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

John C. Maxwell , speaker, communicator, pastor and author of over 60 books on leadership, inspires us for the journey through the fifteen invaluable laws of growth. I read it and I really loved it!

This third book in John Maxwell’s Laws series (following 2-million seller The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork) will help you become a learner and eventually a successful leader in life. When you are growing you are a much happier person with larger influence, with impact to people around you. The first step, however, is to make a conscious choice to grow yourself and that will boost your happiness.

John describes principles that help increase personal development and growth, explaining how to see existing value while still adding more and how to eliminate the tension between where you are and where you could be. This book is not about building a team, however, it’s about growing YOURSELF and the 15 laws of growth. Growth requires self-discipline and starts right here, right now! Here are the 15 laws of growth for your review:

  • The Law of Intentionality: Growth Doesn’t Just Happen.
  • The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself.
  • The Law of the Mirror: You must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself.
  • The Law of Reflection: Learning to Pause Allows Growth to Catch Up with You.
  • The Law of Consistency: Motivation Gets you Going – Discipline Keeps You Growing.
  • The Law of Environment: Growth Thrives in Conducive Surroundings.
  • The Law of Design: To Maximize Growth, Develop Strategies.
  • The Law of Pain: Good Management of Bad Experiences Leads to Great Growth.
  • The Law of the Ladder: Character Growth Determines the Height of Your Personal Growth.
  • 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 Trade-Offs: You have to Give up to Grow Up.
  • The Law of Curiosity: Growth is Stimulated by asking Why?
  • The Law of Modeling: It’s Hard to Improve When You Have No One But Yourself to Follow.
  • The Law of Expansion: Growth Always Increases Your Capacity.
  • The Law of Contribution: Growing Yourself Enables You to Grow Others.

What is the cost of unfulfilled potential? It’s definitely very costly. I see that and I must strive every day to be the best I can every single day. If I don’t do that, then not only do I have unfulfilled potential, I am unfulfilled potential. This life is so short and so precious. We are all here for some purpose as unique as we are. The cost of this unfulfilled potential is so high. The best way I can put it is that “we miss out on our reason for being here”. I live my life as fully as I can because I believe that’s the most positive, meaningful way I can live it. Moreover, I live my life as fully as I can because I want to be sure I don’t get to the end of it with unfulfilled potential…I suggest to you that if there is unfulfilled potential in your life, do something to begin fulfilling it TODAY! The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth can be a great start!


~Farshad Asl


Farshad Asl