A life plan? Uh, I have a day plan. Does that count? I have a few goals and priorities. How about that? Is that good enough?
Reading through John Maxwell’s book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, I am immediately confronted with this question.
“Life is in session. Are you present?”
John walks us through the Law of Intentionality. Personal growth does not just happen on its own. Instead, it’s something that requires action on our behalf. It requires critical thinking, time, and effort. We must be intentional about it.
Many of us set goals. And goals are great. The problem with goals though, is that they may or may not happen. Goals without a personal growth plan leave us frustrated. On the other hand, when we pursue personal growth, we grow. Simple. And as we grow, we find that many of those goals we had were accomplished along the way.
Although personal growth has always been important to me, John reminds me that even more important than the desire to grow, is the intentionality in my pursuit.
What do we want our lives to look like in 5 years? Do our daily activities mark a clear path from here to there? Because if they don’t, then chances are we will never see what we’d hope for.
Let’s get intentional about seeing growth in our lives. Let’s not sit around wishing for things to change or get better. Let’s go ahead and close that gap between where we are today and where we wish to be one day. Are you ready?
Question: Do you have a personal growth plan? Are your daily actions/tasks contributing to this growth plan? Leave me a comment below or join the conversation on our Facebook page. I’d love to hear from you!
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