The “BIG” wars get all our attention these days: 

  • WWI
  • WWII
  • Korea
  • Vietnam
  • (even) The Civil War

Not that they shouldn’t, but it’s mostly because they’re recent.  However, in all those wars, we were already a country with our feet under us.

But not in the early 1770’s.  Only the most prescient Americans could see the clear course of independence. If you’ve ever read “John Adams” or “1776” by David McCullough, you realize the desperation of those times. Gnrl Washington and the Continental Army must’ve had angels watching over them, so close were their brushes with failure.

In that sense, then, their dogged determination is all the more to be praised, and their example is at the heart of the American Spirit still.  

4 Reasons 

  1. They never really gave up…even when the odds were grossly stacked against them (persistence)
  2. They found a way to best use what they had to their optimal advantage in the moment (innovation)
  3. They had to be flexible, agile, quick to adapt (enterprising)
  4. Passion & necessity fueled all their motivation (loyalty & immersion)

Honor their victory by crossing the Delaware in your mind every day.

CourVO

 

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