Developing A Personal Growth Plan

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John C. Maxwell says, “If you want your life to improve, you must improve yourself. You must make that a tangible target.”18 Therefore, developing a personal growth plan for my life is very important. I have an intense desire to achieve all that God desires for me and of me. In addition, Maxwell asserts, in The Law of the Rubber Band, “Growth stops when you lose the tension between where you are and where you could be.”19 This tension refers to the fact that rubber bands are only useful when there is tension, otherwise they never hold anything together. Therefore, his point is if leaders get comfortable and complacent, they cease to grow. He states, “The greatest stretching seasons of life come when we do what we have never done, push ourselves harder, and reach in a way that is uncomfortable to us. That takes courage. But the good news is that it causes us to grow in ways we thought were impossible.”20 His point is for leaders to constantly step out of their comfort zone in order to try things they have never done before. For instance, a leader could write a blog, speak publicly, take on a new sport or exercise program, or read a book that is outside of their field of expertise. Interestingly, Peter Drucker said, “The greatest enemy of tomorrow’s success is today’s success. No one has ever made a significant impact after they won the Nobel Prize.”21 Therefore, I plan to keep myself in a place of constant tension so that I continue to grow. Therefore, in order to ensure that

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