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The Anywhere Leader: How to Lead and Succeed in Any Business Environment by Mike Thompson

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BECOME DETERMINED

Oh God … Encourage us in our endeavor to live above the common level of life. Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong, and never to be content with a half truth when the whole can be won. Endow us with courage that is born of loyalty to all that is noble and worthy, that scorns to compromise with vice and injustice and knows no fear when truth and right are in jeopardy. Guard us against flippancy and irreverence in the sacred things of life. …

—The Cadet Prayer, West Point

I love this prayer (a portion of which is presented here) and what it represents. The cadets are asking for the strength not to be motivated by what’s easy and comfortable. They want to pursue the honorable and the significant things ...

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