Embrace The Suck

Last spring, my favorite football team, The Michigan Wolverines, swapped sweat pants for camo as they endured a grueling training day in California with the U.S. Navy SEALs. Rob Stella, the SEAL’s chief special warfare operator, told the team straight out, “Today we will take you places you’ve never been before. Be prepared for that. You’re going to get a snapshot of yourself and your teammates will get a snapshot of you too.” Stella then said three powerful words before the team hit the beach for a brutal, three-hour workout — words we all need to hear and learn: “embrace the suck.” “We are all either in a crisis, coming out of a crisis, or headed for a crisis.” ~ …

Real Belief

I dare you to move. I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor ~Switchfoot I settled in one night and flipped on “60 Minutes.” It was the story of Alex Honnold, a 26-year-old rock climber from Sacramento, California. But not just any rock climber. Alex scales walls higher than the Empire State building. And he does it without ropes, harnesses, or any sort of safety gear. He does it with rock shoes, a flask of water, a few energy bars, and a chalk bag dangling from his waist. This was hard for me to watch. I don’t even like to climb a ladder. One wrong move, one slip and Alex will go tumbling down an 1,800-foot rock face …