Career Advice: Intentional Personal Growth

career coaching Feb 04, 2021

Career & Life: Intentional Personal Growth 

This past year, I had a lot of personal growth the last 6 months of the year. I definitely have to attribute it to starting my bullet journaling.  I think it is one of the best tools I have ever stumbled on. And of course, one of the best tools anyone can use for personal growth and development is reading books.  

My favorite books are those that ask you questions for reflection after each chapter.  It keeps the momentum going and gives you built-in questions to reflect and journal on.

Here are some notes from one of the books that I recently read, by John C. Maxwell. 

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.

  • Ask the Big Questions Now!
  • Do it NOW
  • Face the fear factor
  • Change from accidental to intentional growth
  • Ask the Big Questions Now! 
    • Where do you want to go in life?
    • What direction do you want to go?
    • What’s the farthest you can imagine going?
  • Do it NOW
    • Don’t wait for tomorrow, Monday, a new year, a new month, etc… DO IT NOW
  • Face the fear factor
    • Fear of failure
    • Fear of trading security for the unknown
    • Fear of being overextended financially
    • Fear of what others will say or think
    • Fear that success will alienate peers
  • Change from accidental to intentional growth
    • What this means, is that you are taking control of your growth (by taking action) versus accidental (because events happen to you that cause you to change/grow)

These are just a few notes I took from reading the first chapter of the book.  Each chapter had such great valuable lessons.   I will be adding more to each of the chapters. 

Have you read any of these books? Do any of these questions strike a chord with you?  What are some questions you use in self-reflection?


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