You Can’t Lead In Fear

You can't lead in fearFear ruins more bright lives than you might imagine. Each of us, by virtue of our very human nature, has the potential to Lead Without Title and achieve great things that elevate everyone around us by our model of possibility. But the chattering voice of fear in our heads stops us from playing big.

A little while back I had the chance to spend 3 weeks in New Zealand. And just before I returned home, I had the opportunity to go heli-skiing. Yes, this is where a helicopter drops you off at the top of a mountain, and you ski down.

The experience was challenging, exhilarating and full of rich lessons for growth. Here are some of them, that we can apply to business and life:

1. You Don’t Grow In Normal
All I mean by this is that if you stay within your comfort zone, you don’t grow. But if you instead stretch and face fear head on by going to your limits, you’ll discover your limits will grow.

2. You Don’t Know Until You Try
It would have been easy to refuse the chance to heli-ski. I could have made a thousand excuses. But Leaders Without a Title recognize good opportunities. So I seized it. And because I tried heli-skiing, I not only grew as a skier, I added another experience to my life that will shape all I do.

3. On the Other Side of Your Fears You’ll Find Your Confidence
By doing what we’re afraid to do because it’s beyond our comfort zone, we grow in confidence. The increased confidence I have as a skier because I skied a new peak will translate to increased confidence as an entrepreneur and as a human being.

4. Life’s Short So Get In The Game
A rich life is one made up of many rich adventures. Don’t miss out on enjoying as many as you can.

Keep Leading Without A Title.

Robin Sharma

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83 Responses to “You Can’t Lead In Fear”

  1. This article is very interesting I like it. I will always come to visit after.I would recommend to friends more

  2. Kendrick Sooknarine says:

    Robin, I have learned so much from you. Wonderful work.
    Some of our people call others “heavy”. This means that such persons weigh you down, they kill you spirits and make you feel depressed. Its hard to reach anywhere when yuo got heavy people around you.
    My wife Anji says: I am an eagle, I cannot fly with stones on my back!!
    You are free to use that. It means that we got to clean up and drop dead weight in ordr to move on.
    Its like “carrying baggage” too.

  3. Arpit Khare says:

    Really awesome article :-)
    Thanks Robin for sharing these type of encouraging moments and the lessons came from it

  4. Ramkumar says:

    This is great stuff. Really need this.

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  6. Srikant says:

    Another Great one from you Robin. I regularly follow your books,podcasts, blogs. The best one are the 5 rules you shared for remarkable success. Daily i try to do atleast 2 of those. Do keep sharing more such things. Wishing you and your family Merry Christmans and Happy New year.

  7. mayank says:

    Loved this article, very inspiring…
    Robin as usual with storming words…. :)

  8. Payal Shah says:

    Thank u for sharing this with us !! I hope u njoyed ur adventure to the fullest !!
    exploring our inner adventurous nature is really awesome .. !!

  9. Pawan says:

    Thank you for selfless work u doing….!! keep inspiring us

  10. Kallice says:

    Fear has been my weakness..i feel so courageous reading this article..Thank you so much Robin!!
    Your words are so motivating i feel them from my heart.

  11. seema says:

    Hello Robin,

    This article on fear is very motivating… it is amazing to see how you have explained your experience in simple words to make readers understand the feeling of fear n how to overcome…

    Regards, Seema

  12. vishnu dayal says:

    Thank you Sir
    Real GREAT !!!!!

  13. Dinesh N Sathe says:

    Your words * sentence composition has magic .
    Thanks .

  14. manish kalra says:

    really awesome line on fear…

    some times i forget my potensial due to fear but others know better then then me…

    after reading this blog i tried those work which i not tried due to fear or failuer…

    manish kalra

  15. Aysha Z. says:

    Robin, these are simple points yet amazing!!
    I knew I have a talent to achieve my goals but my fear covering me strongly like a butterfly inside cocoon.
    Some or the other day, I hope I will fly out as a beautiful butterfly by making all my goals come true.
    Your words helped me to break my fear cocoon. Thanks a lot Robin!

  16. smita samal says:

    its fear who runis our feature and happnises .Hope your word will help me to break my fear.
    Thanks a lot

  17. kumar gauav says:

    Thanx Robin.. To motivate us………& Making this world better place to live………

  18. Ramesh Chauhan says:

    Nice article – will help many like me to face uncertainties in a better manner

  19. pradeepa says:

    awesome work , robin. keep inspiring!

  20. felix simiyu says:


  21. Vikram says:

    Excellent Piece.. This will really help me grow as a professional…..

  22. iranga siriwardana says:

    hi robin,

    Thanks for sharing your life experiances with us and encouraging us in many ways. This will really help me grow as a professional and in my career. ALL THE BEST AND GOOD LUCK.

    sri lanka

  23. kubera shankar says:

    Really…Awsme! perfect one….
    It Inspires Me alot..!! (y)

    Thank yu For this one..!!

    shankar! :-)

  24. Aby Mathew says:

    Great quotes about fear…
    I felt it is worth than reading a whole book or long sessions about getting out of fear…
    Anyway thanks for this valuable thought.

  25. Venkatramana.K says:

    Hi Sir,

    Great one you shared to those ,who don’t have door to come out from fear.Now i am surely telling that any one can come out with out a door of fear by listing your “You Can’t Lead In Fear” Thank you sir

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  27. Karamagi says:

    Your Works are an inspiration to me, just know your books changed a person out here.
    love ya

  28. Nikita says:

    I don’t know how to thank you sir. Your words are changing my life. I owe you a treat. :) i am also thankful to a person who introduced you to me few years back. You are an inspiration. I read The monk who sold his Ferrari. Great piece.
    and this blog post is a reminder to leap into fear to expand more. :)

  29. Naresh says:

    Hi Robin,

    I read couple of books like The monk who sold his Ferrari, The Greatness Guide…
    I want become a a successful person, I have failed in my professional life couple of time I was partner, I was a HR manager, I was an Operations Manager and Know from past three years trying to get into IT. I have been out job since 3 year now, It’s very hard to share this but I want too…I have lots of thought that I want to do this I want to do that but I seriously get stuck again and again with the fear of time, money and any be guts too.
    My role as a Husband and father I sincerely think spending enough time but at same time its not only about spend time with them but to giving then a quality of Life which is important that’s what I feel, and In past three year I have been trying and trying, loosing my confidence in the thinks which I want do. Know my stage has come where I need to compromise and start earning money. I do seriously match your words and try my best, but still I know I lack some where. It’s not about me. It’s about myself and my thought and my dreams which i want to achieve. I know that you may be getting lots of mailing like this and I am not sure that I will be getting a response to this massage. But still I wanted to write to you to tell and talk about me. Thank you..I will be successful

  30. Antaryami says:

    Hi Robin
    Following you since decades
    Little but true inspiration, fear of fear is more deadly than real fear. Often we do many achievements without knowing the real fear involved.

  31. XRumerTest says:

    Hello. And Bye.

  32. Narasimha Valiveti says:

    Hi Robin, thanks a ton, Iam a regular follower of the most of the books published, in the book Discover your destiny, every chapter is inspiring, it unleashes the hidden thinking in me, each chapter address the suffering which I went through the years. My innerself was desperate to find out answers for the suffering of life and to accept I have found answers in many of your books.
    Thanks for all the emails, videos, books. You are a great source of inspiration for the book which Iam going to write.


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