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Learn to Turn Fear into Focus!

October 1, 2014

Focus_group_word_cloudJames Stockdale is best known in recent decades as the vice presidential candidate in Ross Perot’s failed bid for the White House back in 1992. But what he is best known for is his surviving over seven years of daily torture as a POW in Vietnam. He was shot down in 1965 and was ultimately released after negotiations in 1973. Stockdale once observed, “You have to practice hurting. One should include a course of familiarization with pain. You have to learn to take a bunch of junk and accept it with a sense of humor.” But survival is not about being a hero. Author Laurence Gonzales writes, “Survival is not about bravery an [...]

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