September 7th F3QSOURCE Daily Leadership Message Scriptures and Quotes

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Leaders Message
CSAUP: Short for Completely Stupid And Utterly Pointless.
COMPLETELY STUPID AND UTTERLY POINTLESS: Difficult, dirty and dangerous Events that build Trust between Team Members. Abbr: CSAUP.

The common experiences you share with others don’t have to be that dramatic (although adversity definitely brings people together). Anything you experience together that creates a common history helps to connect you to others.

—Becoming a Person of Influence

TAKE SOMEONE WITH YOU TODAY.

Fatigue makes cowards of us all

No man can set aside fear with his hands on his knees, his head down and his lungs on fire. That is not a battle position, it is the posture of surrender. It is for this reason that the King, the daily discipline of physically training the body, is one of the very first QPoints. A man whose physical fitness is Decelerating is ill-equipped to confront Hardship. His tortured flesh will scream out for oxygen and divert it from the brain, the organ he needs to have fully engaged to set aside his fear.

Likewise a man who has lost control of his Queen. If he does not have discipline over what he puts into his mouth he will be a slave to what he eats and drinks rather than a Servant to the people he is charged to Lead. In the military Leaders are taught to eat last, after all their men have been fed. As a practical matter, this ensures that the Leader is attending to the care and feeding of his unit. But it also demonstrates to the men (and himself) that their Leader places his own needs and desires behind those of the unit and the men, that he is Courageously Living Third.

The Final component of Fitness, the Jester, is no less important to Courage. If not kept at bay through the DRP, the temptation of the flesh that hinders a Leader’s Acceleration is like a fifty pound rock that a man must haul around with him everywhere he goes. Whether it’s substance abuse, porn addiction, schadenfreude or (fill in the blank), the Jester will suck the energy out of any man he can enslave. He is a master corrupter, who hollows out a man’s vitality from the inside, leaving him too exhausted to overcome Hardship.

Because fatigue makes cowards of us all, the HIM ensures that his Fitness is always Accelerating. Only a man who is Right, living in the normal and upright position, will be capable of setting aside his fear to turn Hardship into grace.

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Daily Scriptures

PROVERBS 17:17

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

1 PETER 2:17

Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

ECCLESIASTES 4:10-12

For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken

Daily Quotes

Brotherhood means laying down your life for somebody, really willing to sacrifice yourself for somebody else.

Tim Harrington

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted. Jesus Christ

Humility is a grace that shines in a high condition but cannot, equally, in a low one because a person in the latter is already, perhaps, too much humbled.

Samuel Richardson

Leaders Leading Leaders

Buster and His Friends

A traveler drove his car into a ditch near a farm. The farmer who had seen the car, came with his horse to help pull the car out of the ditch. The horse’s name was Buster.

He hitched the horse up to the car and shouted, “Let’s go Bonnie! Pull!” The horse didn’t move. The farmer then yelled, “Let’s go Kiko! Pull!” Again, the horse didn’t move. Once more the farmer shouted “Let’s go Rudy! Pull!” Nothing happened. Then the farmer said, “Let’s go Buster! Pull!” And the horse moved and dragged the vehicle out of the ditch.

The man thanked the farmer, but being very curious he said “You called your horse three times by the wrong name. Why did you do that?”

The farmer laughed and said, “Oh, Buster is a blind old horse. If he thought he was the only one pulling, he wouldn’t even try!”

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