Gavel broke in his new rucksack by taking it for a spin with BOS, Whoopee and YHC. JJ, Sargento, DDC, Stroganoff, and Roscoe ran the loop.
QSource wrapped up Freed to Lead, talking about Purpose and the Third 500. D2X describes “what” men are led to do, and the Purpose helps define the “why”. We got into a discussion about “who” (but left off the “where” and “how”). JJ made a great point that we don’t always know who we are having an impact on, but sometimes you do get to see it. He told a story of a girl at Christmas that they brought gifts to, and she immediately took and put everything on. The youth that JJ was with got an understanding of how much their efforts meant and where they made their impact. Those times we get to see it further motivate us to continue doing what we do.
A lesson from Freed to Lead that I’ve always taken to heart is that of the Third 500. No scientific study here, but the 3rd quarter is often when the game is won or lost. The beginning is a distant memory and the end is still a ways away. It’s during this time that focus and attention is required to deliver an optimal performance. In our lives, the 3rd quarter coincides with that “mid-life crisis” time. As men with a purpose and a vehicle to continue to grow, it’s our duty to push on and make a positive impact on our Concentrica. One of the things discussed is there comes a time in a man’s life when he looks around for the authority that’s always been there, and realizes it’s best found in the mirror. It becomes time to step up and do what’s needed for the betterment of the group. Having F3 gives us the opportunity to know that while we are the leaders in our community, we’re not leading alone, and we have other men we can grow as leaders with and can learn from.
Discussions on Freed to Lead were great. Next up is Q’s choice at the Coconut Horse QSource.
As always, a privilege to lead.
Yabba Dabba Doo