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Two Minute Drill: The Great West


This week Dr. Jay is bringing you the Two Minute Drill from beautiful Utah. It is the perfect location for this week’s TMD, which is about a President who came out west after suffering a significant tragedy in his life. Check out this week’s video, where Dr. Jay reviews leadership lessons that can be learned from this story.


Step out of your comfort zone

This week’s TMD is about a President who came out west after suffering a significant tragedy in his life. Theodore Roosevelt lost his mom and his wife on the same day. He decided to leave politics and come out west to get away from it all. He realized he needed to face his fears, needed to do the things that were most difficult, stepping out of his comfort zone in order to become a better version of himself.

Dr. Jay is currently reading the book, Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin and shares a passage from the book about President Roosevelt. Some lessons that stood out as keys for leadership are:

    • Cultivate courage as a matter of habit
    • Repeated effort and repeated exercise of willpower
    • Wanted to set a leadership example
    • Perseverance was the key to his success
    • Anticipate the behavior
    • Hoped example of acquired courage would prove instructive

Two weeks ago Dr. Jay talked about the importance of stepping out of our comfort zone and that’s exactly what one of the greatest presidents in our nation’s history did. He didn’t just step out of his comfort zone, he faced his biggest fears. When we are dealing with practice and life, sometimes we have to step out of our comfort zone and face those biggest fears head-on as if we weren’t afraid at all.

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