The Long Path Toward Maturity

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Ah, the joys of youth. Nothing compares to the adventures of the immature. Obstinate, idealistic, passionate, and reckless. The approach to life is filled with risk taking.

Every discovery of life seems perfect, right, and noble. When the immature commit to a cause look out world. Their exuberance and zeal knows no bounds. They will “leap over tall buildings in a single bound” so to speak.

Then life happens; life confronts their worldview. Life challenges their ideology and tests their resolve. Not everything remains certain; doubts, second guessing creeps in. New information, new experiences cools their passion and tempers their critique of the world. Humility sets in and the realization that other perspectives can be valid allows wisdom and maturity to appear. This is a frightening time of growth, but necessary nonetheless.

Maturity calmly admits: “Our knowledge is incomplete and our ability to speak what God has revealed is incomplete. But when what is complete comes, then what is incomplete will no longer be used. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child. When I became an adult, I no longer used childish ways (1 Corinthians 13:9-11).”

Published by Earl J. Griffin, Sr.

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. For over 40 years, my tract record as a proven leader has been exemplary both in the United States Army and as a Pastor in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Mentor, and Speaker, I use this expertise and experience to help leaders grow to their full potential. Coupled with my John Maxwell Certification is my Master of Science degree in Leadership Development, from Walden University. I am uniquely skilled at helping corporate leaders in the areas of human resources development programs, middle and executive leader development programs, and mentoring practices within the workplace. Both my professional time as an Organizational Development Specialist within the United States Army and my tenure as Senior Pastor within my church help me assist leaders in resolving the ethical dilemmas of leadership and developing the cultural skills necessary to lead in diverse multi-cultural organizations. Let's develop a sustainable relationship that benefits both your organization and that helps you achieve your personal leadership goals.

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