All posts tagged: growth

I am a work in progress!


Have you ever wonder why start-ups often keep the Beta test phrase label on their products long after their launch? They leave it on there to stress that the product is not finished – it is a work in progress. There is still room for improvements. What do you think will happen to us if we could embrace the idea of “Permanent Beta” and apply it to every area of lives – Allowing space for growth in our spiritual, social, and professional life. Permanent Beta – is a one day at a time commitment to personal, professional and spiritual growth and development. Each day represents an opportunity to develop you craft, sharpen your skills, improve your serve and show Christ in his ever-increasing glory. I have heard people dismiss or cover up their sluggishness with the phrase – “I’m a work in progress.” But this is not a passive excuse to spiritual, or professional laziness. The goal is to open up your life to the Lord, to trusted friends with continued humility and a teachable spirit, …

15 Invaluable Laws to reaching your Potential


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 This is my personal favorite. The Law of Expansion: …

Leadership and Personal Growth


“Education is the mother of leadership.” — Wendell Lewis Wilkie “Every relationship in your organization will affect you one way or another. Those who do not increase you will inevitably decrease you. “ – John Maxwell “It all comes down to this: If you want one year of happiness, grow grain, if you want 10 years of happiness, grow trees, if you want 100 years of happiness, grow people.” — Harvey Mackay “In order to be happy, human beings must feel they are continuing to grow. Clearly, we must adopt the concept of continuous improvement as a daily principle.” — Tony Robbins “Leaders don’t rise to the pinnacle of success without developing the right set of attitudes and habits; they make every day a masterpiece.” – John Maxwell “Leaders never outgrow the need to change.” — John Maxwell “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” — John F. Kennedy “Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.” — Harold Geneen “The better you are at surrounding yourself with people of high potential, …

Cultivating Growth: what church leaders are saying


Six leaders describe how they foster spiritual transformation in others Article Via Leadership Journal There are many ways Christians grow: Bible study, fellowship, service, prayer, even hardship. Of course all transformation is ultimately the result of God’s work in a person’s heart. But we were curious: what can a leader do to facilitate this mysterious change in those he or she leads? We asked six church leaders to share one way in which they foster spiritual growth. We trust their responses will contribute to your growth, too. Discover the Story Together Scripture is best encountered in community. Sean Gladding For a decade my wife and I have been leading a study called “The Story of God.” Basically, we retell familiar biblical narratives in plain, … Disciplinarians Needed A firm word can lead to spiritual growth. Merrill Powers For the past 11 years, my wife and I have had the privilege of working with individuals who suffer from substance abuse issues. Nearly 600 men … Feed Yourself First If we’re not growing, we have little to …