The Power to Take Initiative Through Sonship Frees You From Living as a Spiritual Orphan.
What would your life be like if you never procrastinated? What could you accomplish if you had the ability to step out and try anything you wanted with no fear of failure? The Power to Take Initiative Through Sonship is another important skill sons develop to move out of living as a spiritual orphan.
There are reasons people get stuck in ruts. Most of us have gone down the “try harder” route so many times we have lost hope. However, it is possible to find the motivation to pursue your dreams. The following quote illustrates this well:
“A manager loses his cool and berates an employee in front of the rest of the team. He thinks his tirade was good for productivity because the rant ‘scared people straight,’ but their fear soon settles into caution. To perform at their best, the team members need to take risks, stretch themselves beyond their comfort zone, and even make some mistakes along the way. No one on the team wants to be the manager’s next target, so the team members play it safe and do only as they are told. When the manager gets docked a year later for leading a team that fails to take initiative, he wonders what’s wrong with the team” (Bradberry, Greaves, p.66 Emotional Intelligence 2.0).
Taking initiative involves risk. The only way a person can do this is if they feel safe. Often it is our parents that teach us we live in either a safe or unsafe environment. We learn early if we are free to take initiative even though we might fail.
Fear of failure is rooted here, in the family. In shame-based family rule systems, you are never to be out of control and never to be vulnerable. Somebody might get hurt. The answer to being more intentional in your life is not in trying harder. It is in dealing with the roots in your family system that creates the problem.
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