Daily Leadership Message
Exhortation is the last of the four F3 Leadership Skills (VAPE).
It is encouragement on steroids. Not to say that encouraging is bad, or that Leaders don’t encourage. They do, but that is not what separates a Leader from everyone else. It’s the Exhortation that does that.
Animals That We Are, We Seek To Avoid Pain
Having Visualized and Articulated a Vision sufficiently that people understand it and are Persuaded to Movement, the hard part really begins. There is a reason why the Status Quo remains as such a compelling place in the heart of the procrastinating man that we all are. It is there, as compared to Movement, that the pain that necessarily results from change can be avoided. And we, animals that we partly are, do not like pain. We are programmed for survival to avoid it. Movement causes change and change results in pain. Thus, the body screams at the brain to stay right the heck where it is. And the brain usually obeys.
Obstacles Cause Pain
What is the source of the pain brought upon by change? Mainly, it’s the Obstacles encountered outside of the protective bubble of the Status Quo. Let’s take the most simple of Movements, that of the Fitness. A man Persuaded that his sedentary life is to his own and his family’s dis-Advantage decides to leave the Status Quo of his bed for an F3 Workout.
Read More EXHORTATION: The ability to passionately encourage people to overcome Obstacles. (Q3.11)
A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand
I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
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