So I learned many valuable lessons when I worked at the U.S. Secret Service — I loved it there!
But one of the lessons that sticks out it that sometimes you have to take a bullet for the President!
This lesson stayed with me and I believe it applies to a lot of other situations in life as well.
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It’s easy to say you are going to preserve you self by “dodging a bullet,” but often it’s really just the opposite that is needed.
If you take the bullet, you are putting yourself subordinate to a larger cause and what is really important.
Taking one to safeguard the President of the United States is definitely a larger cause.
But also your team, the success of an important cause or project, precious relationships that have been built over time — these can all mean more than taking even a significant hit.
This doesn’t mean to be stupid, become anyone’s punching bag or just take people’s sh*t for nothing.
Rather what it does mean is that you can suck it up sometimes — when the ends justify the means — and jump in front of that bullet to preserve something bigger and more important than just yourself.
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)