The Power of Perseverance and Conviction!
The Power of Perseverance and Conviction!
By Marshall Krupp, Certified EOS Implementer
In collaboration with Ashley Berecz, Client Relations Manager
Recently, I watched the movie “Concussion”. This movie is not just about the discovery of a medical disorder; it is a powerful tale of perseverance, courage, and standing up for what you believe in. Dr. Bennet Omalu, the lead character of the movie, is a man who believes in his intuition and the importance of doing what is right, no matter how hard the opposition.
As a forensic pathologist, Dr. Omalu conducted an autopsy on former NFL football player Mike Webster and discovered a medical disorder that he named chronic traumatic encephalopathy. When he published his findings in a medical journal, he faced a lot of resistance from the NFL, which refused to acknowledge the dangers of football-related head trauma. But Dr. Omalu was undeterred. He believed in himself and the importance of his work, and he was willing to do whatever it took to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma.
Because of his perseverance and his power of conviction, he illustrated a number of concepts:
- Trust your intuition: Dr. Omalu trusted his intuition when he discovered neurological deterioration in former NFL player Mike Webster that was similar to Alzheimer’s disease. He knew that there was something unusual about the condition, and he did not dismiss his findings.
- Do what is right: Dr. Omalu believed that it was his duty to publish his findings in a medical journal, even though it would cause controversy and backlash. He felt that it was the right thing to do.
- Stand by your convictions: Even when faced with opposition from the NFL and other powerful entities, Dr. Omalu stood by his convictions and continued to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma.
- Trust yourself: Dr. Omalu trusted himself and his abilities to conduct research and raise awareness about the disorder. He believed that he was doing the right thing for the right reasons.
- Follow your heart: Dr. Omalu was motivated by his desire to help people and make a difference. He followed his heart and stayed true to his convictions, even when it was difficult.
- Small groups can make a difference: Dr. Omalu’s work was supported by a small group of committed individuals who shared his vision and convictions. Together, they were able to make a difference and raise awareness about the disorder.
- Even one person can make a difference: Dr. Omalu’s work was instrumental in raising public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma. He showed that one person can make a difference if they have the courage and conviction to stand up for what is right.
As Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” President John F. Kennedy also echoed this sentiment, saying, “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” These quotes ring true when we consider Dr. Omalu’s story and the impact he has had on the world.
Dr. Omalu’s story illustrates the importance of trusting your intuition, doing what is right, standing by your convictions, trusting yourself, following your heart, and believing that one person can make a difference. These are essential qualities for anyone who wants to make a positive impact on the world.
The underlying messages of the movie are powerful and inspiring. They remind us that we should always trust our intuition, do what is right, and stand by our convictions. Even if there are those who disagree with us and try to discredit us, we should trust ourselves and continue doing what we believe is right. If we are doing something for the right reasons, it is important for us to stand our ground, even if it means standing alone.
In the end, the movie is not just a story about a medical disorder; it is a story about the power of one person to make a difference. Dr. Omalu’s unwavering commitment to his work and his belief in himself inspires us to trust our intuition, do what is right, and stand by our convictions.
The movie also offers important lessons for those in business. Attaining success requires perseverance, discipline, and trust in yourself and those around you. As Dr. Omalu’s story shows, one person can inspire change.
So, are you that one? Are you willing to trust your intuition and stand by your convictions? Are you willing to do the work that is needed to support your position, even in the face of resistance? Are you willing to lead by example and inspire others to make a difference? The power of conviction and perseverance lies within each of us. It is up to us to embrace it and use it to create positive change in the world, in our businesses, and in our lives.
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EOS®, the Entrepreneurial Operating System® takes entrepreneur businesses on a journey of mastery of the EOS tools which enables businesses to elevate their leadership teams to make better decisions, maintain a level of accountability, at attain greater success more simplistically. The components of EOS® are Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process, and Traction, which when used effectively attains a healthier organization with greater success. Marshall Krupp is a recognized Certified EOS® Implementer serving clients through the nation. He is also a national speaker, a past award-winning Vistage Worldwide Chair, and a past career of providing crisis management strategic advisors service to businesses, governmental agencies and not-for-profit organizations. Review more at www.peerexecutiveboards.com and at www.eosworldwide.com/marshall-krupp.