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D-Day Anniversary: Starting the Journey

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Written by Pat Curran

Posted on 27 June 2017

Last Updated 27 June 2017

Motivational Moment - 

"June 6, 1944 - Heroes Land on Normandy"
 



Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force:

 

“You are about to embark on the great crusade toward which we striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere are with you.

 

In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine: The elimination of Nazi tyranny over an oppressed people of Europe and security for ourselves in a free world. Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped, and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.

 

But this is the year 1944. Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940 - 41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our home front has given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war and placed at our disposal great reserves of fighting men.  

 

The tide has turned. The free men of the world are marching together in victory. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory.

Good luck!   And let us all besiege the blessing of almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”

 

 

General Dwight D. Eisenhower

Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces

To listen and watch video (1:44), click here

For President Reagan’s D-Day Anniversary Address, click here


For those who responded, "Count me in for taking my Hero's Journey Challenge," congratulations for launching your action plans!

 

This Saturday is the 71st anniversary of the Normandy Invasion. The event represents a critical turning point in World War II, when united nations of the world returned to Normandy to ultimately end Nazi oppression, tyranny, and genocide.

 

May General Eisenhower’s words serve to inspire us on our own “great and noble undertaking.”  

 


God Bless,
--Pat 


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This Week in Training –

“How Bad Do You Want It?”



“There was a young man who, you know,

wanted to make a lot of money,

and so he went to this Guru, right?

And he told the Guru,

I wanna be on the same level that you’re on.

 

And so the Guru said,

‘If you want to be on the same level I’m on,

I’ll meet you tomorrow at the beach…”

 

 

--Eric Thomas (Hip Hop Preacher) in “How Bad Do You Want It?”

To hear the rest of the story, click here


So, how bad do you want it?”

 

Clearly you have desire. But do you possess the discipline to do what is required to achieve your goals? All of us have the potential, but to reach it requires a specific mindset to achieve our full capabilities.

 

There is something within every hero that is willing to take blind leaps of faith to make a difference. In our hearts we know that if preparedness and opportunity intersect, we can bring hope where hope seems absent. We have the chance to change what some conclude as destiny with our intercession.

 

As you enter week 1, put your faith in your ability to find a way to get the training. Accept the results for what they are. Learn as you go and strive to make each day better. Keep it simple.

 

    Monday: Swim 5 x 100m; Run 4 x 200m; Core Strength 1

    Tuesday: Bike 45min ; Run 30 min; Core Strength 2

    Wednesday: Bike 50min; Core Strength 1

    Thursday: Swim 4 x 400m; Core Strength 2

    Friday: Swim 10x 50m; Bike 60min; Core Strength 1

    Saturday: Spartan Race

    Sunday: Long Stretch; Sports with Daughters

 

*Core Strength 1 focus on chin-ups, pushups, planks, lower back/abs

**Core Strength 2 focuses on squats, hip strengthening, and stretching

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The Transformation Challenge
“Perform or Perish - A Hero's Reality”

Queen Gorgo: Spartan!

 

King Leonidas: Yes, my lady?

 

Queen Gorgo: Come back with your shield… Or on it.

 

King Leonidas: Yes, my lady.

 

Lena Headey and Gerard Butler in “300”

To watch video, click here

 

 

In the previous section, I mentioned that to be successful requires a particular mindset. Most of us live in a world where perception is accepted as reality. Sounds enlightened, but unfortunately this perspective often acts as an invisible prison that can manipulate viewpoints, constrain options, and limit one’s beliefs of what is possible.

 

Heroes see things from a simpler perspective. They see the world with their own eyes and rely on experience, evidence, and observation to confirm what they believe to be true. The single, most important natural law they follow is “perform or perish.” Nature rewards those who learn, adapt, and grow the fastest.

 

This week’s transformational challenge in its essence is a point of departure. Reject the notion of “perception is reality” and view the world from the lens of “perform or perish.” Use your creativity, intelligence, and conscience to guide you! Live with honor and find friends with similar values and complementary skills and share insights. Work together to solve difficult problems and make the world a better place.

 

Don’t underestimate how we are designed to thrive in nature. We have been given the gifts of both animal instincts and spiritual consciousness. In short, we are all born to be heroes in our own way.



 

 

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