In the life and journey of a leader and organization, you will find yourself in front of the Terror Barrier many times. We have to remember when we arrive there, it will take some courage on our part to get through to the other side. The other side is the destination that we are working and faithing towards, believing that it is the next chapter or phase in the journey of our personal leadership and organizational goals. There are three layers within the Terror Barrier that we must conquer in order to see the fulfillment of our vision. Let’s take a look at one of these three a little closer and understand how it operates, and what we must do in order to pass through it.
The first layer is Fear. Fear has the ability to affect our vantage point as a leader. It can cloud our perception of what reality is. It really paints the picture of the possibilities of failure, which quickly causes our minds to question why we are even trying to move forward. It tells us to go back and stay right where we are, the safe place. Really, the safe place is a place of complacency. It can disguise itself in wisdom and say “ it is not safe to move forward”. I do want to preface this idea with the law of timing. I do believe in calculated risks and sometimes it is not the right time to move forward. I believe as leaders, we should do our due diligence no matter what and always count the cost before building. So back to the first layer of the Terror Barrier which is fear... ask yourself a few questions:
Once we ask ourselves these questions it will raise our conscious awareness of what is potentially going on in our minds when it comes to fear and how it is affecting us. Sometimes fear is subtle and sometimes it comes like a flood busting through the doors of our mind and emotions quickly. Regardless what the root cause is, we must defeat fear in order to move forward. I want to encourage you today to be courageous and break through layer number one of the Terror Barrier as you continue moving forward with your mission.
Also, if you have not had a chance to listen to Episode # 2 on the Terror Barrier where I go into all three layers, I encourage you to listen, subscribe and share it with your friends.
"A new adventure awaits you on the other side of the Terror Barrier!"