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In this Personal Leadership Series, Jonette Crowley, author and principle of Enlightened Leadership Solutions, presents five tools to assist us in flying, rather than falling during critical times—times of chaos, confusion and conflict.
Following is Tool Number 3.
Number three is Take Risks. Be that eagle that jumps off the cliff. A risk is only a risk before you do it. Haven’t you been in a situation that seems risky – you’re riding a roller coaster; the worst part of the ride is the part up that first hill. Once you go down, that’s the best part because you’re surrendering to gravity. Risk taking is doing things differently than you’ve done them before, treating people differently than you’ve been treated, trying something you don’t have the recipe for. What is the most dangerous thing in critical times? It is approaching the new horizon in the old vehicle. You don’t get a new vehicle unless you’re willing to change. Change is probably the hardest thing to do in critical times, but risk taking and change are the most important tools. Decide what your tolerance is for change. If you’re comfortable with big change, go for it. If you’re not comfortable with a big change, cut it up and make small changes. If you’re afraid of a big risk, cut it in half and take half of a big risk. Excuses are not acceptable. Excuses are a poor man’s reason for staying poor. Excuses are a poor soul’s reason for staying weak. Excuses are an adolescent’s reason for blaming the rest of the world. Take Risks, no excuses.
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Jonette Crowley and the Enlightened Leadership Team