"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." ~ Isoroku Yamamato
After the attack on Pearl Harbor Admiral Yamamoto, of the Japanese navy, made the above statement reflecting his apprehension of what was about to come. At the beginning of each year millions of people go through the time honored tradition of making resolutions. We resolve to do better, be better and make a difference. We resolve to change. But are we filled with a terrible resolve? A resolve that can withstand any circumstance, any condition and any setback? You know the kind of resolve I'm talking about. The resolve that we see highlighted on the silver screen from "Rudy" to the guy who saws his arm off to free himself from a giant boulder. We see it on the news when our soldiers are interviewed protecting what we value so dearly. We see it in the determination to do what others can't or won't. We see it and we respect it. We admire it. But does the seeing fuel our own personal resolve? Does it make us more determined to follow through on the simple little things we resolve to do to be better and make the world a better place? An opportunity awaits us all - not just at the beginning of the year, but every day. To resolve and persevere through setbacks. By all means make resolutions this year. Awaken a giant within. Fill yourself with a terrible resolve. Make it real. Make it a "No Matter What Resolution" This year make it a resolution to be a person of resolve.
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