News • January 28, 2020

Lecturer encourages CBU students to live as leaders

Lecturer encourages CBU students to live as leaders

Riverside, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2020) - “Actions speak louder than words and people are going to follow what you do,” Jim Shields told a California Baptist University audience on Jan. 27. Shields spoke as part of the College of Health Science Distinguished Lecture Series.

Shields is a certified wilderness emergency medical technician and has written books on surviving in the wilderness. He also has been featured on the History channel show “Alone,” as one of 10 survivalists to compete in Patagonia, South America. 

Shields said his love of the outdoors has blessed him with many opportunities.

“Everything you ever wanted is just outside of your comfort zone,” Shields said. “Leadership is not something that is bigger than us, it is something that is within us and every day we have a chance to make a difference.”

Shields challenged students to use their passion to make differences in people’s lives. He said that a good metaphor for life is a pizza.

“Every slice is 10 years of your life. Don’t waste your pizza slices. It is not about being the best in the world, but the best for the world,” Shields said.

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