June 11, 2023 | Issue #72
1 Quote. 1 Reflection. 1 Question.
"The first time I saw a poster wanting men to sign up to be paratroopers and heard how hard it would be to make it in, I knew that was for me. I wanted an elite group of soldiers around me."
-From: Frank Soboleski
-Source: The Band of Brothers
Easy Company was successful for many reasons during WWII but one of the main ones was that the men that joined wanted to be a part of a group that challenged them and made them better.
Life is hard enough, but we can make it easier by surrounding ourselves with people that challenge us and make us better. There is a reason why people want to be Navy SEALs, NBA Hall of Famers, Pritzker Prize winners, and so on. Naturally, we are impressed when people are invited to such organizations because of the rigor, disciple, and hard work it takes to get in.
However, you don't need an official organization in order to thrive for excellence. You just need a group of people who are committed to bettering themselves in whatever facet of life you want to work on—finance, career, family, etc.
This week is a short one because the message is simple: If you want to get better, you need a tribe to surround yourself with.
Do you have 2 or 3 people you can grow with and get challenged by?
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The 1-Step Forward Newsletter is a weekly Sunday newsletter.
Each issue contains 1 Quote, 1 Reflection, and 1 Question each meant to guide you on the next step forward in your life towards improvement.
June 18 (newer)
"Expose the crime, and hunt down the criminal; but remember that even in the case of crime, if it is attacked in sensational, lurid, and untruthful fashion, the attack may do more damage to the public mind than the crime itself." -Teddy Roosevelt
June 04 (older)
“As we view the achievements of aggregated capital, we discover the existence of trusts, combinations, and monopolies, while the citizen is struggling far in the rear or is trampled to death beneath an iron heel. Corporations, which should be the carefully restrained creatures of the law and the servants of the people, are fast becoming the people's masters." -Grover Cleveland