In the early 1500s, Hernan Cortés made a bold decision—he burned his ships after reaching the New World.
Those burning ships did more than eliminate an escape route, they sparked a fire within every man to press forward collectively, becoming part of a mission bigger than the individual, because they had no choice but to succeed.
What's the lesson for us today?
I have a love/hate relationship with speed bumps (ok, I'll confess, mainly hate). Don't you just love it when you're driving in a new area and all of a sudden—SPEED BUMP! For whatever reason, you didn't notice the speed bump coming; you either slam on the brakes or wind up with a headache. (And yes, ...