Welcome to The SHAPE of a Leader. I write this blog with the SHAPE leadership development program (for women pastors) I lead in mind, but it is for all who are interested in leadership, faith, and the intersection of the two.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Fear of Progress

When you've always done something one way, and you've been relatively successful at it, why change?  The answer to that is often "what's the opportunity cost?" or missed opportunity.  I can talk myself into feeling successful by harvesting whatever fruit is produced in an untended garden, but think how much more yield I'd enjoy if I put some time and effort into planning and cultivating, and maybe even trying something different! 

Fear is at the core of being stuck, especially so, I think when we're stuck in a relatively successful place.  But what's the missed opportunity? How much more could we gain if we tried a new way, planned a new course, set our goals higher, dared to be different?

Is fear keeping you stuck in a relatively successful place?  Think about it. 

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