Do you have a growth plan?
This is a question we don't normal ask ourselves, yet it is very important to better ourselves as humans.
In John Maxwell’s book “15 Invaluable Laws of Growth,” he gives 8 “Growth Gap Traps”, meaning misconceptions of belief that are keeping you away from growth.
Assumption Gap- “I assume I will automatically grow.”
Knowledge Gap- “I don't know how to grow”
Timing Gap- “It’s not the right time to begin”
Mistake Gap- “I’m afraid of making mistakes”
Perfection Gap- “I have to find the best way before I start”
Inspiration Gap- “I don't feel like doing it”
Comparison Gap- “Others are better than I am”
Expectation Gap- “I thought it would be easier than this”
Is there a gap that you resonate with?
For me I struggle with the mistake gap. I have let the fear of making mistakes or failing get in theway. But I will not grow and learn if I don't try, put myself out there, take risks, and step out of my comfort zone. Honestly, whenever I do step out despite my fear of making a mistake, great things come from it! If you don't take action you will never know how to improve and you will never grow.
In order to grow you must be intentional. What does it mean to be intentional? The dictionary defines the word as “done in a way that is planned or designed.”
With that definition in mind, to live intentionally means to live life with a plan and on purpose. We were all created for a purpose. Do you know what your purpose is?
In the book “Intentional Living” by John Maxwell he states, “People who live intentionally jump in and live the story themselves. The words of physicist Albert Einstein motivate them: ‘The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.’”
Are you ready to do something about your life? Are you ready to take action and be all you were meant to be?
If this is something you would like to move further in and step out of your comfort zone I am starting a group to go through the book “Intentional Living” by John C. Maxwell to discuss what it means to live a great story, to live on purpose, and to live with intention. Do you want to step into growth? This is a perfect place to start!
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