Monday Morning Boost: Your Finest Hour

Monday Morning Boost: Your Finest Hour

Sometimes it’s hard to do hard things.

Even when we want to.

I’ve been there.

You have, too.

Imagine how you will feel when you find that thing inside that empowers you to step out of your comfort zone, wander into the unknown, and boldly go where you have not gone before.

Intentional Leadership teaches us that even when faced with challenging tasks, our inner resolve can guide us through. These moments, though difficult, serve as opportunities for growth and self-discovery.

For years I kept this connected thought from Winston Churchill taped to my keyboard. It was a constant reminder I could step into my confidence in the little moments so I could be prepared to boldly step forward in those bigger moments.

“To every man there comes in his lifetime that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered a chance to do a very special thing, unique to him and fitted to his talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for that which would be his finest hour.”
–Winston S. Churchill

In my own journey, this quote became a guiding light, reminding me to embrace discomfort and uncertainty as stepping stones toward greatness. It encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone, knowing that true growth lies beyond its confines.

Yet, stepping into the unknown is daunting. It requires courage to confront our fears and doubts. However, within each of us lies a spark of determination urging us forward.

I’ve experienced this internal struggle firsthand, and perhaps you have too. These moments of uncertainty invite us to lean into our strengths, to embrace challenges, and to seize opportunities for growth.


So, how do we prepare for these pivotal moments that may become our finest hour?

It begins with an intentional mindset–a willingness to see discomfort as a catalyst for growth. For me, it meant taking small steps each day to build confidence and resilience, and seeking support from those who believed in my potential, especially my angel Elisa, along with mentors and coaches.

The journey is not without its obstacles. There will be setbacks and moments of doubt. Yet, it’s in these moments of struggle that our true strength shines through.

As you embark on your journey, remember: you are capable of rising to the occasion. Trust in your abilities, embrace challenges, and believe in the potential of your finest hour.

Because sometimes, the hardest things lead to the most rewarding outcomes. And when you approach challenges with intentional leadership, you will rise in hope and soar in confident greatness.

How then, my friends, will you turn your challenges of today into your finest hour?

Share your thoughts, ask questions, inspire others.

Have a great Monday! Thanks for letting me share.

I Love You!

Les Patterson

p.s. Take 13 minutes today to intentionally focus on creating “Your Finest Hour.”

Photo Credit: The Roaring Lion. (2024, March 8). In Wikipedia



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