FDR once quipped, “There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.”

Unfortunately, fear is a temptation for all leaders.

Do you ever find yourself backing down from any of these fear factors:

  • Failure
  • Lack of resources
  • Negative people
  • Lack of momentum
  • Bad economy
  • Success
  • Office politics
  • Gossip
  • Growth
  • Lack of Growth
  • Lack of Support
  • Criticism

Just as you can’t change the calendar, if you read back through the list you will see that most of the things leaders fear are beyond their control as well.

Stop leading out of fear, and focus on your mission and your strengths. FDR was right,

“There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.”

Leadership Begins at Home,


Why do you think so many leaders fear things beyond their control?

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