I’ve had the fortune to be involved with this Region from almost the beginning. I’ve seen explosive growth; brothers come and go, and come again. I’ve seen men grow, men pushing limitations of their comfort zones, and men accomplish goals they previously thought out of reach. All of this has been made possible because of F3 and its Mission. I am privileged and honored to call these HIM my brothers!
One of the many benefits of surrounding yourself with HIM is the accountability that develops. I’ve had the opportunity to sit down with several men in our Region and have listened to concerns about the health of our Region. Sometimes it takes others to get you to admit what you already know.
Here’s the concern – our Region is decelerating. Men have started to choose the easier path by not challenging themselves or by not coming out. So, what do we do?
The only way to accelerate is to be intentional. Get up early and post. Ask to Q a workout. Encourage others to join you. Make it worth getting up at zero dark thirty. Push yourself to try something you haven’t tried. The region offers bootcamps, gear, running, and ruck options. Try them all.
But it doesn’t stop with the first F. Be intentional with the second and third F’s. Jump in to Slack, continue the mumblechatter throughout the day, stay informed, and generally keep connected with the PAX. JOIN SLACK HERE!
Attend a 2nd F event (breakfast, lunch, CSAUP, etc.). Grow your 3rd F with the men around you by attending a study or start one that interests you. You cannot grow if you do not nourish yourself.
F3 is more than a workout group. We exist to invigorate male community leadership. It’s time to encourage the next leaders to step up. When a Site Q asks you to lead, consider that an honor and an opportunity to grow your leadership skills. We won’t let you fail.
If F3 has impacted your life, invite others to experience it. Call the guy you haven’t seen in a while. Some guys are just waiting for an invitation to come back. Reach out to your neighbor, brother, or friend. We will not grow if we keep this thing to ourselves.
I love you, men. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Each of you have made me a better follower of Christ, husband, father, co-worker, employee, and a better human being all the way around. Let’s share this crazy thing we call F3. Let’s be intentional with our individual acceleration and with the acceleration of our Region!