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Are you ready to move to the next level of leadership? Obtain that next level of responsibility or to guide more people?

You might not like what it’ll take to get there. To step up to the next level of leadership.

Marshall Lawrence playing Les Paul guitar

Image by Hugh Lee

This journey won’t be easy. It definitely won’t be comfortable. However, it’s necessary. It’s worth it. And you’ll see growth.

The Comfort Zone

We all have comfort zones. Areas where we are competent and confident. Our skills can be displayed but they’re not really tested.

I remember trying to learn to play the electric guitar. There were weeks of lessons. Some practice. Lots of frustration.

Over time, I began to fall back on the song Glycerin by Bush. It was the first song I’d learned. The chords were simple. The melody easy to remember.

Glycerin became my comfort zone when playing the guitar.

We all want to do great works in the world. We want to make a difference that affects the lives around us. We want to be remembered.

My question is “How far are you willing to go?”

Taking The Plunge

Image by Jon Rawlinson

I know my normal answer. “Not far enough.”

I begin to step out and the doubts come flooding in.

  • What will others think of me?
  • What if I fail?
  • What if I look foolish?

All are valid concerns if I want to live a normal life. But I don’t. I want to live an extraordinary life. And I know you do as well.

If this is what we want, we must change our thoughts. We must be willing to go further.

“Life is either a daring adventure, or it is nothing.”
— Helen Keller