Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Fields of Friendly Strife

"Upon the fields of friendly strife
Are sown the seeds
That, upon other fields, on other days
Will bear the fruits of victory."

Gen. Douglas MacArthur wrote this while superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, 1919–1922, and had them engraved over the entrance to the gymnasium. Why there?

MacArthur understood that training is the time to challenge yourself-to get it right. The hours of sweat an toil in the training environment are when you need to concentrate on perfection, so that when you are competing, or more importantly, defending yourself or your loved ones, you are good enough.
Get to work!

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