Greetings from sunny Tucson Arizona. I’m here to emcee the University of Arizona’s Adaptive Sports Gala event tomorrow night. It’s the largest intercollegiate adaptive sports program in the country.
It is a celebration of National Champions, Paralympians, Team USA members, Hall of Famers and graduates of the program. Competitors who choose challenge and relish overcoming adversity.
I’ve spent the day touring the facilities and meeting many of these competitors. One quote comes to mind, which I’d like to share with you.
“Never give in, never, never, never–never, in nothing, great or small, large or petty–never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
This is a quote from Winston Churchill’s speech to his alma mater on October 29, 1941.
The speech is often misquoted and many claim his entire speech was only three words “Never Give Up”. That’s false and completely lacking context.
Here’s the actual context…
Before his statement, Churchill said this is the lesson learned from the prior ten months during which “very terrible catastrophic events in the world” threatened Great Britain and other countries. (A reference to the attacks by Nazi Germany)
Churchill’s words are a great reminder. While you may not literally be “at war” make no mistake about it there is a war going on every day in your mind. The war between choosing the path containing adversity vs. taking the path of least resistance.
The former leads to championships the latter to mediocrity. And mediocrity is the enemy.
With this in mind, I created a tool for leaders to plan their daily path and learn from their history. Coaches and CEO’s alike have benefited greatly from it and are praising it. Your copy is waiting for you here…
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