Daily Maxwell 07/09/17
CREATE A GROWTH ENVIRONMENT
Just as the growth of tropical fish is limited by the size of the aquarium in which they live, you are affected by your environment. That’s why it’s crucial to create an environment of growth around you. That kind of place should look like this:
Others are ahead of you: When you surround yourself with people from whom you can learn, you are more likely to grow.
You are still challenged: Complacency kills growth.
Your focus is forward: If you’re thinking more about the past than the future, your growth has probably stopped.
The atmosphere is affirming: Industrialist Charles Schwab said, “I have yet to find the man . . . who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.”
You are out of your comfort zone: Growth requires risk. Ronald E. Osborne stated, “Unless you do something beyond what you’ve already mastered, you will never grow.”
Others are growing: When it comes to growth, it’s better to swim in a school than to try to do everything on your own.
There is a willingness to change: Clayton G. Orcutt declared, “Change itself is not progress, but change is the price that we pay for progress.”
Growth is modeled and expected: In the best possible environment, growth is not only allowed, but leaders model it and expect it from everyone. And when that happens, everyone’s potential is off the charts.
—Your Road Map for Success
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT OF GROWTH FOR YOUR TEAM MEMBERS.
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,
Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground.”