Yesterday I received a note from someone with a quote from Emerson. His words, “The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.”

Emerson’s admonishment caused me to ask myself, “Am I even attempting anything that causes me to be afraid?”

Leaders are no different from followers. They enjoy safe and sure. However, leaders also recognize that nothing is accomplished on the shores of safety. Lands are discovered and territories claimed only by setting sail and going through the storm.

Today is a good day to push yourself to do something that makes you uncomfortable. You have what it takes. Release your fear, and put up the sails for a change.

Leadership Begins at Home,


When was the last time you attempted something that made you afraid?