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Chase the lion book summary

July 15, 2022
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Chase the Lion: If You’re Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It’s Too Small; by Mark Batterson – Book Summary Only When We Stop Fearing Failure Can We Fully Seize Opportunity

By: Neil Bertrand from IILIFE

What would you do if confronted by a 500-pound lion? The overwhelming majority of people would find their “flight” instinct kick in and run. Author Mark Batterson draws from the story of an ancient Israelite warrior, Benaiah, who when confronted by a lion, chased down and cornered the lion in a pit. Using this analogy, Batterson provides advice on “Chasing the Lion” of our big dreams and goals.

Key Takeaways

1. PERSPECTIVE IS EVERYTHING

Perspective is the difference maker in life. How we view opportunities, challenges, potential partners, co-workers, employees, etc. determines the eventual outcome of everything we are involved with. When our perspective is one of optimism guided by purpose the outcomes will be better. This isn’t to say the outcomes will always be what we initially targeted or desired, but there will be better outcomes when we are not looking for excuses, or the worst in others.

2. THE CHOICE IS OURS

Everything in life is the result of a decision. Our health, finances, relationships, successes, failures; all are the result of decisions we make. Regardless of whether our decisions are positive or negative, the outcome and lifestyle we lead from those decisions are not a mystery and should not come as a surprise. Our decisions not only impact us but affect those who rely on us for provision and support, such as family.

3. APPROACH ALL THINGS WORTHWHILE WITH PASSION

We all have a limited amount of time on this Earth, and we do not know the number of our days. If we live with a spirit of fear, we will never know all the amazing and impactful things we can accomplish and the legacy we can leave behind. We should all charge forward with determination to accomplish our goals and dreams and embrace the hills and valleys of life along the journey.

4. DON’T ALLOW YOUR PAST TO STOP YOU

All the experiences and things that happen in life, whether good or bad, provide us with valuable lessons to take into the future. Sometimes the past is our best teacher, revealing that we do indeed possess the strength, wisdom, and courage to persevere.

5. DO NOT ALLOW FEAR TO CONTROL YOU

There are two acronyms for FEAR; Forget Everything And Run, or Face Everything And Rise. Fear is a lie that tells you a goal or dream is out of reach because it is too big, because your past won’t allow you to succeed, because you lack what is necessary to achieve your goals. Fear does not have to control you; you are capable and strong enough to Face Everything And Rise. It won’t always be easy, but overcoming fear is critical to realizing your dreams and goals.
Habit change is not solely based on one conscious decision, but rather, a multitude of marginal improvements to fix your habit systems overall. There is no end all, be all to improving habits, as it is a continuous process, and if you make these tiny changes to your routine, you are sure to see results. For more resources from James Clear, you can check out his website at https://jamesclear.com/atomic-habits and to read more book summaries and for resources related to self improvement, business and real estate, you can refer to our website https://iilife.com/.

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