For most of us, the fourth of July promises the opportunity to relax — a few days to do precisely nothing important. It’s a time for sizzling burgers on the grill, spiking volleyballs at the beach and shouting out our approval as fireworks blast colorful patterns in the night sky. There’s nothing wrong with taking advantage of a well-earned day off, and relaxing with family and friends.
But, there are lessons to be learned from Independence Day. Great lessons that underscore the courage and committment upon which this country was founded. Lessons about success.
When it comes to motivation and training, you’ll often hear advice thrown about, such as: “Be a leader,” “Act decisively” and “Never give up.” We’ve heard these ideas so often, they’ve become clichés that have lost some of their meaning.
So, let’s use the fourth of July as the perfect time to look at such advice, operating in a revolutionary context. Listen to just five of the lessons the founding citizens of the country can still teach us today.
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