Heard a fantastic message from Craig Groeschel last night & something he said really stuck with me.
"A leader's greatest fear is failure, but his greatest pain is regret"
How often do we as leaders hesitate from doing what we know in our hearts we're supposed to do, yet let fear paralyze us to the point of inaction? Or crazier still, we ask for help but when God actually shows up we're completely dumbfounded in disbelief.
Maybe it's doing something no one's done before. Maybe it's just new for you. The fear of failure can be overwhelming, but it's nothing compared to the woulda coulda shoulda's that inevitably follow when we stay on the sidelines.
This is striking very close to home for me these days, as I've made the jump and am in the process of writing a book for entrepreneurial leaders... the "Ministry Mavericks" in all of us out there. [no that's probably not the title]
I'm pretty stoked, but feeling uneasy as well. (I think the last "book" I wrote was in 4th grade, but man did it have fantastic illustrations) So I'm reaching out to some folks I really respect who've "been there, done that" to learn as much as I can and have just been blown away by the responses.
Will keep ya posted as things progress.