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Honoring our country’s future leaders

Published on May 31, 2012 by in Blog

Tuesday evening I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in publicly recognizing area high school seniors who made a voluntary commitment to enlist in the U.S. Military. One of the greatest joys in life is having the opportunity to address our country’s future leaders. And I can tell you, there is no greater joy than addressing those who serve our country.

I talk a lot about “Invincible Moments” and how everyone has that moment in life in which they make a decision to step out of their comfort zone and pursue a dream or greater cause than themselves. For me, it was trying out for my beloved Philadelphia Eagles. An “Invincible Moment” for this group of new enlistees culminated when they took their oath to protect and defend our great country. In joining the military they have placed themselves in a situation that will inevitably offer numerous moments that will mold and propel their character, integrity, and perseverance. And along the way they will find their passion in life. As with my “Invincible Moment” with the Philadelphia Eagles, the “Invincible Moments” these enlistees experience during their military career will serve as the foundation of their life’s work.

As I shared with them, the key to being Invincible is to remain positive, focus on the opportunity not the odds, and never forget that you are part of a cause that is greater than any of us. There’s a Law of Service that I’ve seen fulfilled numerous times, service to others leads to success personally. What ever it is that you do, maintaining an Invincible attitude and serving others is never overlooked. Serving others is sowing a seed for your own success. When we serve we unlock a law that reaps tremendous benefits for us personally.

You don’t have to be 18 years old, like these new military enlistees, to begin sowing seeds of success and reaping a harvest from the Law of Service. No matter where you are in life, no matter the age. You can begin today sowing those seeds of success and enjoying a life filled with “Invincible Moments.”

 
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