Accountability and Responsibility – D-Day Reflection

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  • When: 06/07/2021
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Yesterday was the 77th anniversary of the D Day invasion.

A day before the invasion on Normandy, General Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a famous speech in which he explained to the troops, “The eyes of the world are upon you.” 

Less known is an alternative speech Eisenhower wrote in case the invasion was repelled. In four short sentences, it went, “Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air, and the Navy did all that Bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.” 

 

What area of your life do you need to take some responsibility?

 

Warmup

 

The Limp Member

The hill billy

The chinook

The Michael Phelps

The Side straddle hop

 

¼ mile carry (load up with heavy stuff – carry a buddy if needed)

 

10 sets of 77 seconds of each exercise rest for 30 seconds

 

6 deadlifts

6 squats

4 presses

4 burpees

 

¼ mile carry (load up with heavy stuff – carry a buddy if needed)

 

Cool down and stretch

Make this week the week you stand up and take accountability for what you need to be accountable to.

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