- Aug 16, 2015
Thanks for your response.Lee really believed it could be done.
I have no doubt that he believed it could be done.
Belief is more than half the battle. We have examples around us every day of people accomplishing tasks that everyone else thinks are impossible. We watch athletes find that they can run a little further or a little faster than they thought, all because a respected coach demands it of them while emphasizing his/her confidence that they can do it. Military training is one example after another of soldiers learning that they can be more and do more than they thought possible at the urging of respected Drill Instructors who confidently convince them that they are capable of more.
Lee was so respected, his men so believed in him that they knew they could win the field despite the ordeal. That's the kind of respected leadership anyone who has been asked to lead wishes he/she could attain. And like him or hate him, you have to admire Lee for that quality.