Yesterday morning as I sipped much needed coffee and waited for the rest of my group to arrive, I did one of my favorite things-people watching.
People in for their morning jolt of caffeinated energy. Men in business suits. One man who I overheard sharing with his friend that his wife was mad at him. A nurse grabbing food before her long day.
All this hustle and bustle in and out, so few able to take time to leisurely sit down and enjoy their morning.
Me, taking the luxury to enjoy the few minutes before the rest of my group arrived.
My mind wandered to many thoughts, one being the culprit cause of my recent sleeping challenges.
What is the root behind anxiety?
Fears of failure, messing up, losing something or someone…and so on. When those fears take root, they grow. They begin to feel so very real. The heavy breathing, the racing heart, waking up in the middle of the night, or not even being able to sleep at all.
Been there, done that.
Why do so many of us allow fear to consume us?
We live in a world filled with so much uncertainty. The one thing that remains the constant is Christ. He is our Provider, and our Protector. He loves us so much.
I attended Day 1 of the Global Leadership Summit yesterday. As I listened to these great leaders, I was reminded of so many important things. Failure is not always a bad thing. The willingness to be vulnerable can be a catalyst for success. Change hows into wows.
What was reinforced for me is the importance of connection, transparency, and openness. Great leaders are humble and learn from mistakes. They nurture and bulid up others.
They don’t rest in anxious thoughts.
What fears do you have? I hear so many people share that they struggle with anxiety. Understanding our fears and the reasons behind them is powerful. It helps open our hearts to true change.
I want to be a leader whose eyes are open to my growth opportunities.
The most reassuring thing of all? Life is far from perfect, but we are never alone. When anxiety sets in, He is right there to meet us where we are and carry us through.
I am looking forward to Day 2 of the Global Leadership Summit. To learn more, check out…Global Leadership Summit