Take A Stand

24 05 2012

As you read a history book do you ever see the names and faces of people and wonder what they attributes they possessed that helped their names to be separated from the rest? We hear names like Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther Kind Jr., Mother Theresa and we think that they were blessed with some kind of special talent that resulted in them becoming so famous. The truth is the only thing every person who is remembered for a lasting (positive) legacy has done is they took a stand.

Rick Hoyt took a stand many years ago that took great courage. Through his decision he has inspired many other families in similar situations to realize how truly blessed they are.

What is Legacy? It’s leaving a place better than you found it by living a model for others to follow. I think if we look close enough, those models are all around us of people who are leaving a lasting legacy by taking a stand doing the right thing because it’s the right thing to do.

Enjoy this video of a father and son who have left a legacy for others to follow.

Steve Leurquin

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25 responses

5 06 2012
Keith Wrage Jr

Another great post Steve! The Hoyt story takes all the excuses away. Off the couch!

31 05 2012
Bobbie Knuteson

Wow, what an amazing blog! The Team Hoyt story is so inspiring. Thank God that the Hoyt’s did not give up on their son! Gosh, it’s crazy that we struggle from day to day with the littlest things and let them get in the way of our successes. This story really eliminates a ton of excuses in our lives. Thanks Steve!

29 05 2012
Larry Groser

Steve,
I remember hearing the Hoyt story from a live stage when Dave and I first got started in community building. Thanks for posting this, it is encouraging and uplifting to watch again!

25 05 2012
robbyandemily

Thanks for the reminder! Wow… It’s the middle of the night, and I am left with an overwhelming emotion of gratitude. Thanks for leaving your shoes behind Steve, and making more time to teach us members of the LIFE business how to improve ourselves, so we can in turn, help to improve others. Here’s to a better world and a better life!

25 05 2012
steveleurquin1

Better to be reminded than taught

24 05 2012
Gary Severson

Steve, I can’t even tell you how much your awesome blog has inspired me and humbled me. The Hoyt’s story is a great lesson of love and courage to do what’s right. I love the part where Dick talks about how he loans his son his arm’s and leg’s so he can compete. It reminds me so much of this second to none TEAM/L.I.F.E. culture we have been blessed with. Everyone one of us come into this community with our own personal shortcomings in life, yet, we’re given the gift of “borrowing” other people’s strength’s to propel us forward, while we’re working on becoming better in those area’s we struggle in. Just like the Hoyt’s doctor telling them to lock their son away, they chose to take the road less traveled and not take the easy way out.
Thank you for being such a great example of doing what’s right, even when it hurts. I’ll stand with you ’til God takes me home!

25 05 2012
Steve Sager

Absolutely the truth spoken Gary!!

25 05 2012
steveleurquin1

Powerful words from a great man.

25 05 2012
steveleurquin1

There’s no easy way out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwPb7g_BlXQ

25 05 2012
rjfisher1

Wow, can’t wait for your blog to start Gary!

25 05 2012
steveleurquin1

Me too!

5 06 2012
Keith Wrage Jr

Amen Gary! Thanks for playing a big part in the TEAM/LIFE culture that we are blessed with!

24 05 2012
Kristen Seidl

I love the story of Team Hoyt! It’s amazing what the human spirit and human body can endure when passion and purpose is fueling it. Both Rick and Dick Hoyt are heroes! Thank you for taking a stand in your own life and being the example for so many!

25 05 2012
steveleurquin1

Thanks for your comment and a great blog with inspiration that you run yourself Kristen. http://kristenseidlleadership.com/

24 05 2012
Shannon & Kelly McGinley

Steve, again…an amazing blog! We are so blessed to follow a man and his family who are also willing to take a stand. Team Hoyt reminds us that our dreams CAN become reality if we put our mind to it! Keep the inspirational motivation coming!

God Bless!

24 05 2012
steveleurquin1

It just takes a decision.

24 05 2012
Steve Sager

Every time I watch that video, it is just is a complete rendition of the “human spirit” to have the courage to take a stand. That dad is a hero not only to his son; but to so many others who face difficult circumstances in their life. As it was once said from the movie Gladiator… “what we do in life, echos in eternity.”

Team Hoyt are the Gladiator’s!!

24 05 2012
steveleurquin1

That is a great movie! Thanks for your comment gladiator!

24 05 2012
adamrossman

Team Hoyt is a very inspiring story. The perseverance and commitment a dad shows his son….awesome!
I like your comment, “all it took was for a man to get of the couch.”

24 05 2012
steveleurquin1

I once saw a team that used that slogan on their yearly sports poster. I chuckle every time I hear it. Simple and true.

24 05 2012
Chris Brady

Thanks for sharing this video, Steve! So many lessons from the story of Team Hoyt…I’m moved every time I hear it.

24 05 2012
steveleurquin1

The best part of the video is when Rick says, “When I run I don’t feel like I have a disability.” Not when my dad runs, but When I run. All it took for this inspiration was for a man to get off the couch.

24 05 2012
claudehamilton

Steve, having spent time at your seminar location and seeing the culture you are building with your community I am proud to be taking a stand beside you!!

24 05 2012
steveleurquin1

It’s awesome to realize there are many more people out there that are taking a stand.

24 05 2012
rjfisher1

It truly is wonderful to see. I am meeting so many people who are choosing to take a stand for what is right in their community, profession and family. I think it is strong enough to force a freedom shift!

Claude – it was awesome to have you here and we couldn’t agree more how amazing the culture is being a part of Steve and Jamie’s team!

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