The Summit is such an intense experience it's hard to absorb it all! I will never forget the close of Jim Collins' talk when he referred to the kind of leadership required to get through turbulent times…
"The path out of darkness begins with those exasperatingly persistent individuals who are constitutionally incapable of capitulation. It’s one thing to suffer a staggering defeat—as will likely happen to every enduring business and social enterprise at some point in its history—and entirely another to give up on the values and aspirations that make the protracted struggle worthwhile. Failure is not so much a physical state as a state of mind; success is falling down, and getting up one more time, without end.”I think that paragraph was seared into my conscience forever since the first time I read it in his book. I want to pursue God's calling with that kind of inner resolve that won't stop until I fulfill the race set before me.
As you get back to the day-to-day life after the Summit, what are the things that are still seared in your mind? What are the quotes that you're still thinking through?
By: Jim Mellado (@jimmellado)