Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Angel Has Fallen

A Reel Leadership Article

Gerard Butler has become a favorite actor of mine. Ever since I saw him in the great movie Machine Gun Preacher, I try to keep an eye out for new movies from him. I’ve missed a few, like the previous movies in the Has Fallen series. These movies include Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen. I’m glad I didn’t miss Angel Has Fallen.

Angel Has Fallen picks up after London Has Fallen and sees Butler return as Secret Service agent Mike Banning and Morgan Freeman as President Trumbull. The two play well off of one another when they’re both on screen together. Their co-stars also bring energy to their roles.

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Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman in Angel Has Fallen

Angel Has Fallen tells the story of a disgraced Mike Banning as he has been framed for an assassination attempt on President Trumbull. The rest of Banning’s Secret Service team did not survive the attempt and all the evidence points back at Banning.

The Long-Term Effects Of Paying Attention To Your Health

Becoming A Healthy Leader

After a months worth of content, you have a great idea of what it takes to BECOME a healthy leader. You need to make sure you’re exercising regularly, taking care of your mind, and tending to your soul.

These three areas are vital to the health of you and your ability to lead. But what are the long-term effects of paying attention to your health? There are plenty. And you need to know them to motivate you to maintain your healthy lifestyle.

Take care of your health so you can lead better long-term

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Let’s take a look at the long-term effects of paying attention to your health today. It matters more than you can believe and impacts your leadership greater than you thought.

The Long-Term Effects Of Paying Attention To Your Health

When you think of the effects of your health, you probably think of the immediate payoffs. You think about the 10 pounds you shred doing the P90X workout or how you can run a 5K when walking to the street corner winded you.

Stop The People Pleasing Monster

I have a problem I’ll reluctantly reveal to you. My secret is an ugly one. It’s also one many other people have.

My name is Joseph and I like to please people.

We become monsters when we become people pleasers

On the surface, people pleasing seems like a great thing. We’re able to make people happy. We’re able to help people get work done. We may even be able to make someone else’s life easier.

Those are all great things.

However, we have to be careful. People pleasing can go too far.

When People Pleasing Makes A Monster

I’ve been in situations where I’ve become a monster because of trying to please other people.

My attitude changed. I became cranky. I snapped at others. I had thoughts that I was a failure.

All the while people were being helped. Students in the youth group were being fed. Church congregants were being greeted and made to feel welcome. Work was being done.

Stop Being Good

There’s an old saying that went something like this: I don’t drink, smoke, cuss or chew and I don’t date boys that do!

What’s the meaning behind this saying? I think it’s trying to tell us that by not doing these things it makes us be good.

We’re living clean, speaking clean, and staying sober. All great things, for sure. But is that all there is to goodness?

Should our lives be filled with not to dos? This is where I think we’ve gone wrong.

Instead of setting up rules and regulations to help us be good, we need to be out doing good instead. Doing good trumps being good any day in my book.

But why is this the case? Why isn’t being good, good enough?