Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The greatest weapon in the world is fear

Best link is www.great2greatest.com

Intro paragraph: Joe Simon is a fellow triathlete who has worked with some of the nations top corporations and decision makers over the past 25 years. His clients range from professional athletes, ministers with expanding churches, and type 'A' achievers. He provides the most unique approach to working with leaders you will find. Incorporating his financial services expertise, business background, and faith. His coaching program Great2Greatest provides a blue print to achievement called a Compelling Vision Plan. I am excited to share this with you..Joe has been such a vessel for me in my life since I met him.
I wanted to share this letter he sent me on Monday..it really made an impact...how about for you?

Thank you Joe for all the goodness.

The greatest weapon in the world is fear. All men and women have a little of this fear in their lives, most of the time we ‘adults’ know how to harness this fear. I believe one of the reasons leaders, athletes and ordinary people become marathon runners, ultra runners/swimmers/trail-riders is because we like to get very close to that fear and beat it.

However, there are times when we need a little lift to fasten our hand onto a little crack in the face wall to pull us up to the next level. That’s not ‘cheating’ or giving up, its just plain old smart!

I find fear in these places: (once in awhile) Sunday night thinking about Monday mornings. Just before the gun goes off as I stand in the water at the starting line to a triathlon in the early morning. When I have startling news for a client. When I have many things which I’m leading and they are all ‘crying’ for my attention at the same time. Where do you find fear? Identify where (now) and picture it. Walk thru it. Ask yourself why? Ask yourself what would happen if fear won in that particular instance, would you still be loved by your husband and daughters? Would you still be safe? Would God still love you as His child? Would you still be you?

Parting note: maybe you need to clear your mind/desk/files and look closer at just a few things, drilling down into those? Pure and simple, that’s your life story, and look at how beautiful it is, like a sun flower in a field, God-given beauty. Do some clearing and drilling this afternoon.



Anonymous said...

Lisa the link does not work?
Good stuff


Chris Roman said...

Great Lisa, remind me so much of the Randy Pausch comment below.

So very true!!!!!

"The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They are there to stop the other people!"

Lisa Smith-Batchen said...

Thank you Chris!!!

You are so right..I read Randys book and as I write this it is sitting here on the table..

What an amazing soul...

Thanks for passing this on:)

brendaontheRun said...

Thanks for posting this - it's very relevant to me at the moment and it felt uplifting to read it.