Nov 11, 2019
In this episode Scott expands more on fear and how men can face it head-on. We wrap this week's episode with a challenge.
1) Courage is not the absence of fear, courage is action in
spite of fear. What thoughts, situations, or concerns create the
most fear in you? What fears paralyze you to inaction?
2) The pathway to courage is vulnerability. C.S. Lewis once said, “To love at all is to be vulnerable.” So if vulnerability is the power by which men push through to courage, why are we afraid to place ourselves in positions of vulnerability?
3) Why do men view vulnerability as a weakness and not a strength? What areas of your life are you least willing to be vulnerable?
4) It is easier to abdicate responsibility than to carry it. What responsibilities at home, work, and with friends do you find the most burdensome?
5) Brene Brown shares examples of vulnerability such as: Voicing an unpopular opinion, asking for help, saying no, starting my own business, initiating sex with my wife, calling a friend whose child has just died, getting a promotion and not knowing how I will perform, admitting I am afraid, asking for forgiveness, working out in public, etc. Which of these do you identify with the most?
6) Men do a really good job of talking, but rarely about anything of substance. We divert the conversations to areas of comfort as opposed to being pushed to open up. What conversations do you try to avoid at all cost?
7) Only weak men tend to belittle other men. Do the people you spend the most time with push you down or pull you up? What causes us to sometimes put other men down instead of building them up?
8) What is the one conversation you need to have with someone this week where you would have to be completely open and vulnerable? Who do you need to have it with? Do it.