ABH: Short for Always Be Headlocking.
ACCELERATE: To increase the pace of Movement.
ACCELERATING MAN: A man committed to Acceleration.
ACCOMPLISHMENT ADRENALINE: Ability to maintain energy throughout a work day due to the extended adrenaline release as a direct result of accomplishing the early morning workout.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Submission to Standard through Enforcement and Consequence. (Q2.5).
ACCOUNTABILITY.TEAM: Setting and maintaining high Standards within the Team. (Q4.8).
ACTUAL PURPOSE: An Organization’s undisclosed but primary goal.
ADVANTAGE: A superior circumstance achieved by Movement.
ADVERSITY: A challenge to Acceleration created by Obstacles.
AKA: Short for Also Known As.
ALR: Short for Ask-Listen-Remember.
ALSO KNOWN AS: An alternative name for a man, a place or a thing. Abbr: AKA.
ALWAYS BE HEADLOCKING: A Q’s determination to never miss an opportunity to transform a Sad Clown into an FNG. Abbr: ABH.
AM: The portion of the day between midnight and noon when most of what is going to get done does get done.
AMATEUR: A man ruled by emotional reaction rather proactive Preparedness.
ANNOUNCE-A-RAMA: The stage of the COT during which the PAX dispense G2 to the Faithful.
AO: Short for Area Of Operations.
APOCALYPTO: Any winding, gloomy and dangerous trail through the woods, best run at an ankle-breaker pace.
APPRENTICESHIP: The phase of the LDP within which Positive Habit Transfer takes place. (Q3.14).
AREA OF OPERATIONS: The geographical location at which an Event takes place. Abbr: AO.
ARGUMENT: The forceful juxtaposition of opposing viewpoints in order to Persuade.
ARTICULATED PURPOSE: A Group’s disclosed and primary goal.
ARTICULATION: The ability to describe one’s Vision to other people. (Q3.9).
ASK LISTEN REMEMBER: The method by which the Q builds Trust with his Group Members. He asks questions, listens to the answer and remembers what he hears. Abbr: ALR.
AYE: I agree.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
- “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”
Margaret Lee Runbeck
- “Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.”
- “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
Leaders Leading Leaders
One day a fisherman was lying on a beautiful beach with his fishing pole propped up in the sand and his solitary line cast out into the sparkling blue surf. He was enjoying the warmth of the afternoon sun and the prospect of catching a fish.
About that time, a businessman came walking down the beach trying to relieve some of the stress of his workday. He noticed the fisherman sitting on the beach and decided to find out why this fisherman was fishing instead of working harder to make a living for himself and his family.
“You aren’t going to catch many fish that way,” said the businessman to the fisherman, “you should be working rather than lying on the beach!” The fisherman looked up at the businessman, smiled and replied, “And what will my reward be?”
“Well, you can get bigger nets and catch more fish!” was the businessman’s answer. “And then what will my reward be?” asked the fisherman, still smiling.
The businessman replied, “You will make money and you’ll be able to buy a boat which will then result in larger catches of fish!”
“And then what will my reward be?” asked the fisherman again.
The businessman was beginning to get a little irritated with the fisherman’s questions. “You can buy a bigger boat and hire some people to work for you!” he said. “And then what will my reward be?” repeated the fisherman.
The businessman was getting angry. “Don’t you understand? You can build up a fleet of fishing boats, sail all over the world, and let all your employees catch fish for you!” Once again the fisherman asked, “And then what will my reward be?”
The businessman was red with rage and shouted at the fisherman, “Don’t you understand that you can become so rich that you will never have to work for your living again! You can spend all the rest of your days sitting on this beach looking at the sunset. You won’t have a care in the world!”
The fisherman, still smiling, simply looked up, nodded and said: “And what do you think I am doing now?” He then looked at the sunset, with his pole in the water, without a care in the world.
However, both the fisherman and the businessman were wrong in their materialistic outlook. We don’t have to work hard so that we become rich, sit in the beach and have no care in the world. Story teaches us to work hard to serve our family and our community and earn the pleasure of God, regardless of whether we are poor or rich.