Many people believe a government take over is the biggest threat to the church today. The belief that outside influences will disrupt, hinder, or ruin the church is routinely portrayed as the greatest danger facing the church.
Fear. Productivity practically demands you face various types of fears each and every day. It might be the fear of imperfection. There is that project you have avoided because you are afraid it won't turn out perfectly. The fear of incompetence is another. You delay writing that paper due to a lack of ignorance of the subject. But there is another fear I have found in my own heart that often ruins my productivity.
It is a constant threat and motivator for so many people, myself at the top of the list. It can be a liability or a liberator. It can hurt or help healthy decisions. It can incapacitate or empower a leader.