Memorial Day is a time to remember those brave men and women who have died in our nation’s service.  It is important for each of us to pause and reflect on the sacrifice of life, limb, and property that has been made in the defense of the American society of individual freedom and responsibility and those values that we hold as most important.

For me and everyone I know that has served or continue to serve in the Armed Forces, the decision and commitment to join an organization that’s primary purpose is to go into harm’s way to defend our way of life was not made lightly.  We made this commitment willingly and not blindly, weighing the importance of keeping freedom alive for ourselves and those we know against the known costs and the potential risks.  We did it because we believed that our Country and way of life was something worth fighting for, and even dying for if it came to that.

Among the military, our individual oath to “…support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…” is the shared Purpose that brings us all together as a team.  It is what we collectively were willing to sacrifice our lives for, and thus, what we were really living for.

Is the Purpose of your organization so clear and compelling that each team member can make their individual decision and commitment to be able to say, “This is something worth living for!”  If so, you have the foundation for an Elite Team!

“We really do not know what we are living for until we can honestly say what we are willing to die for!”