W.I.N. Wednesday: Lessons From Life's Most Powerful Question - Who are your heroes?
"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure inspite of overwhelming obstacles."
I use the above quote in the presentation The Heroes Path to Excellence in Law Enforcement, which I deliver to law enforcement officers throughout North America. It is important for officers to understand that heroes are ordinarily men and women, like them, who find something inside of them that allows them to persevere and endure when others might quit. Many of the heroes I talk about in that presentation are law enforcement and military personnel. Most of the heroes in our lives however, are ordinary men and women who do not serve in the military and are not in law enforcement.
What about you? Who are your heroes? Interestingly enough when Ron Scheidt and I put together the books am I that man? How heroes, role models and mentors can shape your life, we asked the contributors (all men) to write about heroes, role models and mentors in their lives. The heroes most wrote about were their fathers. They talked about how their fathers had demonstrated unconditional love for their families, moral courage and a powerful work ethic during their lives.
When Disney TV interviewed children and asked them about their heroes most of the kids talked about their parents, not fictitious superheroes as we might suspect. May and June are months where we celebrate these heroes with Mothers Day and Fathers Day.
June is a time when you honour those men in your life who were, and still are heroes to you: your father, grandfather, step father, father in law, surrogate father and other men in your life who exemplify what it means to be a father, a hero.
In honour of Fathers Day Ron and I have decided to offer special pricing on the am I that man? book and Challenge Coin sets and on the 10 book Mentorship package and case lots. You can take advantage of these specials at www.amithatman.com.
What's Important Now? - Take time this month to celebrate the men who serve as heroes in your life.
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