Wow. Mark Batterson knocked it out of the park with his latest book, In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day. My heart was racing with each turn of the page, asking myself, "What lions I have chased down recently? How long will my list of, "I wish I would'ves" be?"
The book uncovers an often overlooked passage in the Bible about Benaiah, who early in his career chased down and killed a lion & eventually rose to be the commander in chief of Israel's army. But the core teaching is about risk-taking. Looking circumstances that may be overwhelming in the eye and seeing them as God-given opportunities. Mark goes on to explain that oftentimes as Christians, we're tempted to play it safe. And at the end of the day, the bigger risk is regretfully looking at a long list of things we wish we would've done, but didn't have the courage.
I think this is especially important for entreprenuerial leaders to remember. Risk-taking is critical if we ever want to inspire change and motivate others to get in the game as well.
For me personally, the book is just so inspiring. It helped me to take stock of what risks really count as "risks" and not just stretching a little :) Like many of you, my list of "I wish I would'ves" is already longer than I care to admit & this helped give renewed motivation to not let it get any longer.