Dec 11th F3QSOURCE Daily Leadership Message Scriptures and Quotes

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Leaders Message

No PAX Left Behind

A great F3 Workout is not one that has a few SugarRays running away from a long straggle of Clydesdales. Nor is it so brutal a BeatDown that half the PAX are laying on the ground or SplashingMerlot. That proves nothing. A great Workout is one where everybody gets smoked and no man is left behind. To do that, a good Q will go Corner To Corner (C2C) with his POAS. In a C2C, the Q runs the String as hard as he can with the SugarRays to a predetermined corner (or identifiable spot of some kind) where he intends to form his COP. While the Clydesdales and FNGs are catching up, the PAX at the corner hold the plank position or do some kind of exercise until the Six arrives. At that point, the Q forms the COP and hits his Pearl with all the PAX. When the Pearl is done, the Q dissolves the COP and launches on another String to the next corner in the C2C. Lather, rinse, and repeat.

C2C seems too simple and obvious to work, but it does. By the time the Q works his way through his POAS back to the ShovelFlag, the SugarRays and the Clydesdales will be equally smoked, even though they have done the Workout at different rates and exertion levels. The workout is not dumbed down or slowed down, but no man is left behind. This is a key F3 ethic. We do not leave a man behind. Less experienced Qs will sometimes (in their exuberance) lose sight of that, but there should always be a call from a vet in the PAX to “watch the Six.” In other words, don’t forget the men working to catch up.

Don’t leave anyone behind. We do not do that.

Every Workout should get progressively and incrementally more difficult over time as the general fitness level of its PAX increases. An effective Q uses C2C to keep everyone progressing together. It works, and that is the only criteria we have in F3 for doing anything. If it works, do it. If it works really well, pass it on.

Freed To Lead 1st F


Romans 13:8

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Romans 5:8

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand

Daily Quotes

Lao Tzu

  • Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
  • When the best leader’s work is done the people say, “We did it ourselves.”
  • When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

LeadersLeading Leaders

Mark was walking home from school one day when he noticed the boy ahead of him had tripped and dropped all of the books he was carrying, along with two sweaters, a baseball bat, a glove and a small tape recorder. Mark knelt down and helped the boy pick up the scattered articles. Since they were going the same way, he helped to carry part of the burden.

As they walked Mark discovered the boy’s name was Bill, that he loved video games, baseball and history, and that he was having lots of trouble with his other subjects and that he had just broken up with his girlfriend. They arrived at Bill’s home first and Mark was invited in for a Coke and to watch some television. The afternoon passed pleasantly with a few laughs and some shared small talk, then Mark went home.

They continued to see each other around school, had lunch together once or twice, then both graduated from junior high school. They ended up in the same high school where they had brief contacts over the years. Finally the long awaited senior year came and three weeks before graduation, Bill asked Mark if they could talk.

Bill reminded him of the day years ago when they had first met. “Did you ever wonder why I was carrying so many things home that day?” asked Bill.

“You see, I cleaned out my locker because I didn’t want to leave a mess for anyone else. I had stored away some of my mother’s sleeping pills and I was going home to commit suicide. But after we spent some time together talking and laughing, I realized that if I had killed myself, I would have missed that time and so many others that might follow. So you see, Mark, when you picked up those books that day, you did a lot more, you saved my life.”

There are a lot of people carrying baggage on their shoulder and on the verge of giving up. We are at times so immersed in our own lives that we fail to notice them. All they need sometimes is a little support and an ear to listen to them. A little encouragement can do wonders to boost one’s morale.

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