The Rule of 5 – By John Maxwell
The Rule of 5 is a series of things that you seek to practice EVERY day. Each of these add value to the team and organization. However, without consistently aiming to achieve these 5 things, the Rule of 5 does not foster growth. We must practice The Law of Consistency when it comes to the Rule of 5 in order to benefit.
“Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing.”
That’s the Law of Consistency. It doesn’t matter how talented you are. It doesn’t matter how many opportunities you receive. If you want to grow, consistency is key.” And consistency demands commitment and discipline.
“Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements.
In The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, John writes about the advice of his friend, Darren Hardy, author of The Compound Effect. The concept highlights the importance of a series of small, smart choices and how completing them consistently over time will result in radical changes.
Consistency is key for growth and transformation. Although it’s not easy, it’s critical for success. John advises to be growth conscious instead of goal conscious. The Rule of 5 represents an opportunity for growth each and every day. As you think through what you would like to do each day, here are a few ways you can begin to apply The Law of Consistency to your life.
- “Align your methods of motivation with your personality type… Once you have a good handle on what makes your personality type tick, then develop a daily growth system that is simple and plays to your strengths.”
- “Make a list of everything you like about personal growth. If your list is very short, really work at it. Anything you can find as motivation will help you to develop better growth habits.”
- “The more whys you have for pursuing personal growth on a daily basis, the more likely you will be to follow through. Start compiling those whys. Think of immediate benefits as well as long-term ones… Any reason to grow is a good reason as long as it’s your reason.”
These three tips will assist in making consistency a priority in your daily life. As a result, your Rule of 5 will create growth opportunities over time if you execute well each day.
What do you display consistency in? Is it your leadership, your spiritual development, your dedication to your family?