When I was preparing to enter the Army at age 17, I asked my mentor, "George - what advice do you have for me?" He said, "When it's tough, and it will be, take it day by day. When it's bad, take it hour by hour. And when it's more than you think you can bear, take it moment by moment." This is one tough moment, George.
When I finished the Special Forces Qualification Course, George gave me one his berets. A high honor, and I said, "George - that course was the toughest thing I ever did, and your advice really helped me make it through." Of course George wouldn't take credit, and said, "There will be plenty of things in life that will be far tougher than that course." And once again, George was right. He was always right.
cru-ci-ble - a difficult test or challenge; a place or situation that forces people to change or make difficult decisionsTired of your status quo? Do you know your life's work? Do you feel constant time urgency? Does it feel like you're living Groundhog day, everyday? Do you desire to live and lead with deeper conviction and greater purpose? Looking for people who are also inspired, and committed to unlocking the extraordinary? Are you ready to take on an adventure that will weigh up your life, and challenge you to your core? Sick of working to overcome problems, and ready to enable the highest potential in yourself and others?
"In every study of successful people, the acceptance of personal responsibility seems to be the starting point." -Brian TracyThrough speaking events throughout the country, I have had the opportunity to work with a number of leaders in business, government and non-profit organizations. As leaders, we advocate for change in the organizations we lead, and that carries over into our personal lives. It seems many of us are in various states of "transition," and we often don't know how to approach the tough questions we're asking ourselves. Questions like… What would you regret not fully doing, being, or having in your life?