The Wisdom from which the Q draws to exercise Virtuous Leadership.
This is F3Nation’s Leadership Development Philosophy.
The Q is a leader who takes responsibility for the Outcome in the Groups of which he is a Member. Some Outcomes are the result of the Q’s deliberate Influence of Movement to Advantage. Other Outcomes are thrust upon him by circumstance. To be Effective, the Q must get Prepared for the expected and be Prepared for the unexpected.
WHAT IS F3?
F3 is a men’s workout group, with the mission to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.Our workouts:
Are free of charge
Are open to all men
Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary
End with a Circle of Trust
WE DON’T DO THIS ALONE
Because the Q is a Leader who takes responsibility for the Outcome, he is also a man who seeks help answering these questions. In turn, because he is part of a Community, he is obligated to help other men find them as well. The source of the Q’s Wisdom, the QSource, is best discovered through the mutual iron-sharpening that occurs when people unite and search for answers together, the old-fashioned way.
*A Leader constantly seeks Wisdom
*A Community without Leadership is subject to undesirable Outcomes
*A Leader’s main job is to work himself out of a job by growing other Leaders
2 Timothy 2:15
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,
1 John 1:7
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin
“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”
“Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.”
“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.”
Leaders Leading Leaders
“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”—Alice in Wonderlandby Lewis Carroll
We often forget how far we have come. Use Alice’s wise words as encouragement to keep going.
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” —The Great Gatsby by Scott F. Fitzgerald
Contrary to Alice’s motto of looking forward, Fitzgerald reminds us to remember our pasts as we progress into the future.
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”—Paradise Lost by John Milton
Remember to stay in the present and live in the world immediately around you–not in your thoughts.
“Not all those who wander are lost.” The Lord of the Rings by J. R. Tolkien
If you feel lost, confused, and like you’re running in circles, fret not. You can wander for a reason, even if just to find yourself.
“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.” —Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Life will throw us curveballs. There’s no reason we can’t catch them and keep running.
“Don’t feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.” — Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
A daily reminder that wallowing never gets you anywhere that exactly where you already are.
“It is better to look at the sky than live there.”—Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
Dreaming is an easy way out of real life. We need to remind ourselves of that when our heads start drifting up into the clouds.
“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” — Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy echoes the Buddhist philosophy of achieving nirvana right where we are.
“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Don’t undermine your efforts. You never know whose lives they might be changing.
“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” — Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Rowling gently reminds us that we are defined by nothing but what we choose.
“My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” — David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Waste no time, but enjoy every moment to live the fullest life you can every single second.