Overcome the Assumption of Growth


A top reason people do not grow: the assumption we will grow automatically. Instead, we must act intentionally on ways to improve our capacities in addition to living in the flow.

“When we are children, our bodies grow automatically….  I think many people carry into adulthood a subconscious belief that mental, spiritual, and emotional growth follows a similar pattern….  The problem is that we don’t improve by simply living. We have to be intentional about it.” (page 3)

–John C. Maxwell

I suggest a daily ritual of PLAN (Pray. Listen. Act. Now.).

Include as your Pray asking how you can improve your capacities to get better at fulfilling your callings. Listen to what you hear as you “look in the mirror” assessing results you are getting and experiences you are having. Act Now can include writing a goal for developing yourself and one or more actions you can take to succeed or improve your direction in your plan for life.

Review important parts of your plan daily to internalize your inspirations and improve your stated intentions. The self accountability is part of personal leadership.

I believe, two of the most important questions each of us can answer:

God, what would you have me do?


Now, what would my best-self do?

I  printed these on a wrist band to wear as a positive reminder.

May you Plan and Lead Your Life



About Dr. David Dyson

Mission: To empower people and communities to PLAN and LEAD in LIFE. Service Vision: 1) advise and assist educators to help students write Plans for School and Life, 2) help universities expand impact on students, alumni, professionals, plus branding for Colleges of Education. 3) help boards and management in communities to develop and improve plans, processes, and performance. Service niches include: Plan for School and Life - Best-Self Leadership - Community Founder and Director of Life Leaders America which provides monthly seminars on planning, best-self leadership, patriotism, and freedom as well as community development programs. Author, lecturer, and workshop leader using books and workbooks such as: Earning and Delegating Empowerment, Master Your Goliaths, Patriotism in Action, Professionalism Under Stress, Founding of America's Veterans Day Education, The Purpose of Life, Best-Self Leadership.
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