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The D-Day Effect

Actualizado: 17 ago 2022

Juanpablo Barrantes

Leader’s Approach

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“There are moments which mark your life. Moments when you realize nothing will ever be the same and time is divided in two parts: before this, and after this”


In June 6, 1944 the world lived a defining moment in history when the united allied coalition consisting of some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target. By late August 1944, all of northern France had been liberated, and by the following spring the Allies had defeated the Germans. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of the world war II in Europe.


Like world’s history, as individuals we all have our own defining moments in life. In fact, to me there’s a direct correlation between the risks (or small but significant choices) you take throughout your life and the amount and impact of defining “D-Days” you will experience so far. In other words, to really succeed in life you need to strive and even feel constantly kind of uncomfortable until reaching your next level, then sooner or later another D-Day will come into your life waiting for a prompt decision you”ll have to make, which might certainly be the kind of choice that marks a before and after for you and most probably to those you care for.


The D-Day effect then should be defined as those sudden hard-call moments you receive from life as a consequence of the struggle you consciously imprint to get ahead in life.


Darren Hardy has a fully aligned approach to experience the D-Day effect. You might have read Darren’s book “The Compound Effect” where he basically explains that decisions shape your destiny. Little by little, each small effort counts whether you do good or evil, the consequences eventually will follow. As extracted from his book: —“Everything in your life exists because you first made a choice about something. Choices are at the root of everyone of your results. Each choice starts a behavior that overtime becomes a habit. Choose poorly, and you just might find yourself back at the drawing board, forced to make new, often harder choices. Don’t choose at all, and you’ve made the choice to be the passive receiver of whatever comes your way”—.


So when you diligently follow the Compound Effect, then sooner or later the D-Day effect will be manifested as a unique opportunity to

get closer to your pinnacle in life. But the chances to follow the right path are only dependent on how you rule yourself by a major purpose. It’s precisely on the clarity of mind you visualize your future where it resides how accurate you will make the right decisions, so any of your D-Days will definitely change the course of your life for the better.


Here’s a final inspiring quote to encourage any of us in the pursuit of those defining moments by being the hardest worker in the room:


—“We all have defining moments. It is in these moments that we find our true characters. We become heroes or cowards; truth tellers or liars; we go forward or we go backward”—. R. Kiyosaki




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