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How to Add Confidence in Your Leadership

IDENTIFY YOUR STRENGTHS AND PASSIONS

Every human is an original masterpiece, created by God for good things. When we honestly believe and accept this theological truth, we will look to explore our strengths. Thankfully, we can rely on God’s grace in our weakness, but we are called to serve from our strengths. If you’re an eye, be an eye! Stop trying to be a foot! We all have weak areas and those weak areas are good for humility and relationships with others.

Calling is a powerful building block for confidence. We are confident when we are living out the calling God has placed in our lives. Our time is well spent when we discover the passions God has placed within our hearts. It’s impossible to be genuinely passionate about everything!

THINK WITHOUT UNDER- OR OVER- THINKING:
Impulsive leadership lacks actual confidence and can only have the appearance of confidence. Paralyzed leadership lacks both. Confidence comes from the right amount of careful thought. If you are often surprised by the outcomes of your decisions, our guess is that you may be too impulsive. If you’re decisions are delayed without solid reasons, then you maybe over-thinking it.

LEARN FROM YOUR DECISIONS
This leadership axiom has lost some of its power since it’s reached cliché status. However, fundamentals are foundations to build on, not starting lines to leave behind as you chase the goal. Take time to pause and reflect. Pay attention to stuff that works, and stuff that doesn’t work. Greater understanding leads to greater confidence.

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Doug Fields has been in youth ministry since 1979 and former pastor to students at Saddleback Church in Southern California. He's the author of 50+ books, including the best-selling Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry & Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry. He's also the founder of Simply Youth Ministry, an instructor at Azusa Pacific University/HomeWord, and on the leadership team with Youth Specialties. You can connect with Doug through his blog at www.downloadyouthministry.com! More from Doug Fields or visit/subscribe to Doug's blog at www.dougfields.com