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Make Your Bed, Change Your World

Buy the book Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World through this affiliate link with AmazonAdmiral William McRaven (Ret.) thought commanding the raid on terrorist Osama bin Laden’s compound would be the pinnacle achievement of his 37 years as a Navy SEAL, until he gave his 2014 commencement speech at the University of Texas at Austin that went viral. His topic, a lesson in personal responsibility, spoke to millions worldwide and became the bestselling book Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World.

His premise reflects the principles of SemperVerus living: make the right choices every moment of every day, no matter how seemingly minuscule, in order to not deviate from your course; in order to Stay True!

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Leadership Lessons From the Allied Invasion of Normandy

Buy the book Desmond Doss Conscientious Objector: The Story of an Unlikely Hero through this affiliate link with AmazonThe book Agility: How to Navigate the Unknown and Seize Opportunity in a World of Disruption by Leo M. Tilman and Charles Jacoby (Missionday, 2019) includes a chapter examining what the World War II Allied D-Day invasion of Normandy demonstrates about the power and utility of organizational agility (and by extension, SemperVerus living). The authors define agility as “the organizational capacity to effectively detect, assess, and respond to environmental changes in ways that are purposeful, decisive, and grounded in the will to win.” Agile organizations possess both strategic and tactical strengths. The authors identify the three essential competencies that constitute the pillars of agility as

  • risk intelligence
  • decisiveness
  • execution dexterity.

7 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Waste Time Doing, According to a Pychotherapist

1. Worrying about what others think
2. Overthinking things
3. Beating themselves up
4. Wishing things were different
5. Feeling sorry for themselves
6. Complaining to people who can’t help
7. Rehashing things they can’t change

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3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions

We spend an inordinate amount of time, and a tremendous amount of energy, making choices between equally attractive options in everyday situations. How can we handle decisions of all kinds more efficiently? Here are 3 ways:

  • The first method is to use habits as a way to reduce routine decision fatigue.
  • The second method is to use if/then thinking to routinize unpredictable choices.
  • The third method is to use a timer.

Try it now. Pick a decision you have been postponing, give yourself three minutes, and just make it. If you are overwhelmed with too many decisions, take a piece of paper and write a list of the decisions. Give yourself a set amount of time and then, one by one, make the best decision you can make in the moment. Making the decision — any decision — will reduce your anxiety and let you move forward. The best antidote to feeling overwhelmed is forward momentum.

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