A thought hit me like lightning recently. I lack confidence.
My brain raced through the scenarios where this is true.
I lack confidence in:
Playing soccer (where this idea really hit home)
“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.”
If leaders are made by hard effort, as Coach Lombardi points out, then I need to know how. What traits should we strive to intentionally develop within our future leaders?
I thought about this question long and hard. I wondered if I could even “boil it down” to a list that did not infinitely consume binary one and zeros within Microsoft Word. I felt challenged by the opportunity to succinctly and coherently define the traits common to all leaders.
Finally, (as if someone turned on a light bulb within my brain) three words came to mind:
The movie version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey releases in theaters today. Are you going to watch it? I’m hoping I’m able to watch the movie soon. It looks amazing.
But did you know before The Hobbit was a movie it was a book?
J.R.R. Tolkien wrote it as the prelude to the enchanting Lord Of The Rings series. The Hobbit tells the story of Bilbo Baggins as he leaves Bag Ends and enters into a world of adventure.
As I was reading his story, I picked up on 7 leadership principles we could all learn from The Hobbit.
Today, I am writing as a contributor to the Christian Writers Blog Chain. The theme for September is “Change.” If you are a Christian author or writer, be sure to check out Christianwriters.com to network with others.
The pace of life seems to be ever increasing. Along with the increased pace comes increased change.
Your looks change, your children change, your friendships change, your life changes…
All this change can be scary.
The good news is: It doesn’t have to be as scary as you make it.
Change isn’t always bad. It’s just different.
Sometimes it’s slow. Sometimes change comes quickly.
“This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.”
— Taylor Swift
I’m sure you can think of bad changes and good changes that had occurred in your life.