It’s been over 50 years now since Herbert Armstrong copyrighted a short booklet entitled “The 7 Laws of Success”. The original booklet was written to instruct the reader on how to achieve a successful life. It was only 56 pages long and some of the “laws” were discussed in only a few paragraphs. The purpose of the booklet was to attract readers who were interested in self-help topics. Mr. Armstrong used his strong advertising background to "hook" a person’s interest in this popular subject who was not particularly religious. It wasn’t until the 7th and final law, that the importance of God in our life was even strongly mentioned. Its subtle style was intended to lead the non-religious reader to request other booklets on more spiritual subjects. This booklet changed my life at age 15, and fired an ambition in me to achieve all I possibly could. I know it also had the same effect on many others. This booklet is no longer in print and another generation has grown-up who needs to hear these important principles. A few years ago, a church member wrote a leadership-oriented book that includes all of these 7 laws. It was sub-titled it the 12 Principles of Personal Leadership. However, today I want to go beyond the scope of the original booklet and give both a physical and spiritual dimension to each law. So let’s discuss the Seven Laws of Success - revisited.
Greg Thomas is the part-time Pastor of the Cleveland, Ohio congregation. Ordained in 1981, he has served in the ministry for 40-years and assumed the role of Pastor in January 2011. As a certified leadership consultant Greg is the founder and president of weLEAD, Inc. Chartered in 2001, weLEAD is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization and a major respected resource for free leadership development information reaching a worldwide audience. Greg also founded Leadership Excellence, Ltd in 2009 offering leadership training and coaching.