#1664 “Oh, There’s a Way!”

vs. “There’s No Way!”

In our last several +1s (here and here and here), we’ve been exploring some of the Big Ideas from the TEN pages of notes I took at a recent First SOF Truth event I was honored to attend.

As you may recall, Vice Admiral Szymanski gave us a new definition of resiliency as “being tough in the moment—every moment” while General Fenton stressed the importance of RELENTLESSLY trying to improve—training “over and over and over again until we never get it wrong.”

Today I want to chat about another Big Idea from that special day.

Let’s turn to Page 7 of my notes.

I forget the context of General Fenton’s comment but I will NEVER forget the wisdom.

General Fenton said that…

When facing what appears to be an insurmountable challenge, the normal person tends to say: “There’s no way!”

You know what the Special Forces Operators say in the face of that same seemingly insurmountable obstacle?

(Goosebumps yet again…)

They say: “Oh! There’s a way!”

That’s Today’s +1.

Spotlight back on YOU.

Facing a big challenge?

How are you responding?

Remember the average person’s response vs. the Special Forces Operator’s response.

The next time you’re tempted to throw your hands up in the air and give up as you (insert whiney voice) say: “There’s no way!”


Take a breath.

Flip the switch.


Remember the most elite special forces operators in the world as you invite THE best, most Heroic version of yourself to take command as you rub your hands together, bring a smile to your face and say…


Day 1. All in.


🫡 !!