Most of the day I had planned to put together a message about being willing to start where you are and get better as you go, but got hit with something that I felt needed to be covered first. Seeing this topic in the perspective I’m about to share was very helpful for me; I hope it’s half as helpful for you!
In chapter one of The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, John goes into excellent detail covering the Law of Intentionality; more specific, how you need to be very intentional in how you grow personally. He gives great examples of his personal growth journey and some of the rewards he’s earned from being faithful to this process. The current Mastermind Group studying this content has discussed this laws extensively. Quite honestly, it seems to tie into every subsequent law we go over. Amazing content!
Here’s what hit me late this morning: The Law of Intentionality is just as important to our careers and for a business as it is for personal growth!
I’ve had the opportunity to work with a few different organizations recently that are developing very strategic plans for where they want to be 5 and 10 years from now. In each case, the discussion has started with simply doubling or tripling the revenue or customer base. But as we’ve dug into the specific details, it’s become very apparent that simply adding customers isn’t the overall goal. Every time, we’ve circled back to looking at what portion of the work we’re doing gives us the best result (financially, sustainably, or in achieving the primary purpose of the business). Once we’ve been able to identify that, we’re able to develop a very clear picture of the steps we need to take to move toward that.
Please don’t misunderstand me here. This is still a very involved process, just like it is in creating your personal growth plan, but having a clear picture of where we want to go has made a significant difference in determining the steps we need to take to get there.
While many of these messages in the last several weeks have been very focused on personal growth, my challenge for you here is to look at how the same principles apply to moving forward in your chosen field. Have you ever tried to use a GPS without knowing your final destination? I don’t know that you’d get much farther either way… Think into how you can apply this concept. Where do you really want to go? Who do you really want to impact? How can you make the most difference in the world around you?
Until next time,