When You’re Scared…

Leading is less of a science and more of a practice. Sure, there are the basics of leadership. The fundamentals. The things you need to know.

Then there are the trials and challenges of leadership. These are the pieces of leadership that truly test your ability to lead.

Man holding his hands out in front of him in fear

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When facing the trials of leadership, you may become scared.

What do you do when you find yourself in a place of fear? In a place where you don’t know what to do?

Don’t freak out. Don’t miss your opportunity.

When you’re scared, this is the time to take advantage of it.

Let’s take a look at 4 things you can do when you’re scared as a leader.

When You’re Scared…

1. Take a deep breath:

Being scared puts you on edge. You can be tempted to act impulsively. Don’t do this.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Chaos Walking

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Chaos Walking is based on a series of young adult novels. The movie sets up a great premise. What happens in a world where everyone can hear the thoughts of males? What happens when the thoughts of females cannot?

This is the premise of Chaos Walking. It sets up a great, interesting movie. One I think we can all learn from.

Movie poster from Chaos Walking featuring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland with Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Chaos Walking overlayed

Starring Tom Holland (Spider-Man) as Todd, Daisy Ridley (Rey in the latest Star Wars trilogy) as Viola, Mads Mikkelsen as Mayor Prentiss, and Nick Jonas as Davy Prentiss Jr, the movie throws us into a world where only men remain until Viola shows up. This changes the land and we begin to realize things are not as we were told.

Today, we’ll dive into the leadership lessons in Chaos Walking. You will see how this movie can help you become a better leader. I hope you will enjoy it.

What Should We Do When A Respected Leader Fails?

In the past couple of years, the Christian leadership world has been rocked hard with leaders who have fallen.

Powerhouse leaders such as:

  • Bill Hybels is the founding and former senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. He also started the Global Leadership Summit. Allegations of sexual misconduct and an affair were brought against Hybels and he no longer holds the positions he once did.
  • Ravi Zacharias was the founder of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) and a globally recognized expert in Christian apologetics. He impacted the lives of so many, including mine. His legacy is now tarnished because of his inappropriate behavior with women.
  • James MacDonald is the founder of Harvest Bible Chapel. He publicly failed when his improper behavior was exposed. He made sexually inappropriate comments, bullied those he led, and handled his organization’s finances inappropriately.

15 Quotes On Taking Risks

To accomplish anything significant, you have to be willing to step out of your comfort zone. You have to be willing to do something you’ve never done before. You have to be willing to take a risk.

Taking a risk is scary. It puts you in a position of failure. If you view failure as a negative thing, that makes taking a risk even scarier.

Man sitting on the edge of a cliff

Photo by Clay Banks

Yet, no great leader has done anything significant without first taking a risk.

Today, I want to encourage you by sharing 15 quotes on taking risks. They will help you readjust your vision and move toward taking more risks.

15 Quotes On Taking Risks

1. Pablo Picasso

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

Want to learn how to do something new? Take a risk. Fail at it. Get better.

Finding A Career That Will Enable You To Change People’s Lives

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Most people want to leave an impact on the world when they die. This is one of the main reasons you will find so many monuments to people from the past in the cities and towns around your home, and it is something that has driven many of humanities achievements. Of course, though, you don’t have to perform grand feats to achieve this sort of goal in your own life. There are plenty of ways to find careers that can enable you to have a positive impact on the lives of those around you; you just need to find the right option for you.