My introduction to Mark Batterson came in reading In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day.
If you've not read it, you should...in fact, I'd be blessed if you'd order it off the link below as this home missionary would receive a few pennies...
It really is a good, challenging, practical book.
Here is the "Lion Chaser's Manifesto" from the book. Though it is, in itself, worth the price of the book; I recommend unpacking the book to amplify the following:
Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the >
solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Enjoy the journey. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life. Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshiping what’s right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze new trails. Criticize by creating. Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks. Don’t try to be who you’re not. Be yourself. Laugh at yourself. Don’t let fear dictate your decisions. Take a flying leap of faith. Chase the lion!