“IT’S YOUR ROAD, AND YOURS ALONE, OTHERS MAY WALK IT WITH YOU, BUT NO ONE CAN WALK IT FOR YOU.”
Ultimately, we are individuals are responsible for our own lives.
That’s not to say that there won’t be interested parties – loved one, dear friends, and others – who will stand by us on our path assuredly. BUT WE WILL COME to the realization that one’s ultimate destiny, if determinable, is influenced by that person – and them alone.
Walk your path, friend.
PREPAREDNESS: Getting ready for the expected while being ready for the unexpected. (F5)
There are four quadrants of preparedness: get right, live right, lead right and leave right
Because it is a Lizard, F3 is an Organization of leaders rather than an Organization with leaders. As such, every Member of F3 is asked and expected to be a leader both within F3 and in the other Groups in which he is a Member. This ethic arises from our Mission , which is to plant, serve and grow men’s small workout groups in order to invigorate male community leadership.
Within F3 a leader is called the Q, which we define as a leader who takes responsibility for the Outcome in the Groups of which he is a Member.
Some Outcomes are envisioned beforehand by the Q while others are thrust upon him by unexpected and sudden circumstance. For envisioned Outcomes, the Q can anticipate and get prepared for what will be expected of him to be Effective. But the Q cannot do that for unexpected Outcomes because they come upon him suddenly—for those Outcomes he must already be prepared to be Effective.
As a result, to Effectively respond to both the envisioned and circumstance-driven Outcomes that arise along the his path, the Q must gradually but consistently accelerate his Preparedness through the process of becoming more Right in the Mission essential aspects of his life. He does this by pursuing Right-ness in four distinct quadrants: get Right, live Right, lead Right and leave Right. Together, these four quadrants form the G3L :…..
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit
Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.
2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” –Theodore Roosevelt
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” –Steve Jobs
“If you steadfastly refused to quit, you rapidly narrowed your options to only winning.” –Brad Thor
Daily Storytelling Time
How do you handle adversity? What are you thinking when the sun goes down on those cold, windy nights, when you’re trying to get to sleep, and the wind keeps swirling and howling through your bedroom windows?
Years ago a farmer owned land along the Atlantic seacoast. He constantly advertised for hired hands. Most people were reluctant to work on farms along the Atlantic. They dreaded the awful storms that raged across the Atlantic, wreaking havoc on the buildings and crops. As the farmer interviewed applicants for the job, he received a steady stream of refusals. Finally, a short, thin man, well past middle age, approached the farmer.
“Are you a good farm hand?” the farmer asked him. “Well, I can sleep when the wind blows,” answered the little man. Although puzzled by this answer, the farmer, desperate for help, hired him. The little man worked well around the farm, busy from dawn to dusk, and the farmer felt satisfied with the man’s work. Then one night the wind howled loudly in from offshore.
Jumping out of bed, the farmer grabbed a lantern and rushed next door to the hired hand’s sleeping quarters. He shook the little man and yelled, “Get up! A storm is coming! Tie things down before they blow away!”
The little man rolled over in bed and said firmly, “No sir. I told you, I can sleep when the wind blows.”
Enraged by the response, the farmer was tempted to fire him on the spot.
Instead, he hurried outside to prepare for the storm. To his amazement, he discovered that all of the haystacks had been covered with tarpaulins. The cows were in the barn, the chickens were in the coops, and the doors were barred. The shutters were tightly secured. Everything was tied down. Nothing could blow away.
The farmer then understood what his hired hand meant, so he returned to his bed to also sleep while the wind blew. Can you sleep when the wind blows? When you’re prepared, spiritually, mentally, and physically, you have nothing to fear