By now we have learned about the Law of the Lid and the Law of Influence. Another law that Maxwell talks about is the Law of Addition.
This law challenges us to serve others. In Mark 10:44-45, Jesus states, “Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Our society teaches us to focus on ourselves. That is why we have IPads, IPhones, and selfies. We are taught by this world to keep our eyes on ourselves and to think of others after we've first met all of our own needs and desires.
On the contrary, Jesus Christ, who was our perfect example of a servant, tells us we must serve or help others like how he served others and died for the world. Jesus died so we can submit to Him and live.
Similarly, the Law of Addition is about respecting others above ourselves. Maxwell explains that when leaders promote others (adding value to others) leaders will succeed.
Leaders are supposed to help others, not hurt them. Think about this. If you’re adding value to others, you won't harm them! Such leaders will gain many followers and will thrive.
In addition, good leaders listen to their followers, learn about what is important to their followers, and then they show appreciation to what their followers value. This is the Law of a Addition, and it relates to Philippians 2:3, which reads, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”
If you want to succeed in all areas of your life, start valuing others and loving them as you love yourself.
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