The moment you lift your head above the crowd you’ll attract attention, not always the kind you want. Learn from the duck. He stays calm on the surface, keeps paddling underneath, and lets the water run off his back.
When you are leading others into a better future. Not everyone will see it. As a result, there will be reluctance to the possibilities and plenty of reasons why not to go there.
Without courage we simply accumulate a collection of ideas and regrets. Most of our missed opportunities wouldn’t have been missed if we had been willing to push through the reluctance and embrace what could have been.
All of us experience fear.
But here’s the difference: the winner’s need for progress overwhelms their reluctance to take a risk. They can live more easily with the memory of having tried and failed, than having never tried at all. They know that failure is an inevitable part of success, and failure always brings criticism. And while others fear stepping out into a new opportunity, the winner fears missing out on it.
If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31.
Be ready to step out, and not miss out.