Since 1831, when it was founded, the French Foreign Minister has been interested in people around the world. Heroism and perseverance have become spoken. Surely, we can all learn some powerful motivational lessons from these people. This article is based primarily on a recent conversation with one of them
A week or so after I send my article about "Motivation in the Legion" On my website, I was honored to receive an email from someone who has Actually, I was pleased to find that he liked the article.
I was still pleased to discover that he was none other than Sgt. Glenn Ferguson, who played a key role in Channel 4 TV shows about 12 volunteers , who ignorantly or stupidly offered to go to primary school in the north of the month of Africa in a style treated with high levels of legionnaires.
We later talked about the phone about the program and Sgt. Own Glenn Ferguson's experience in both the army and in the US Army AIRBORNE Brigade Recon Team. I learned a lot about what inspires Legion and Legionnaires.
Sgt. Glenn Fe Rguson is from Atlanta, Georgia, United States, but now lives in France with his French wife and seven children. He is still only 37 years old.
I asked him what had encouraged him to join the Legion at the age of 19. He was not sure what to do at the time and was young and inexperienced (I think he said "stupid")! He had heard great legion stories and had decided to go for it.
When I asked him what prompted him after he had gone to the Legion, he immediately responded: "Fear." I imagine that it was not the fear of the enemy but fear of the wild methods that the Legion uses to
Higher rankings in the league were allowed to beat lower ranks that showed bad attitude. Most other troops do not allow this. Higher positions can also use some painful exercises and punishments to hire
Interestingly, Sgt. Glenn Ferguson noticed that the men who were mostly in a military prison for rebellious and arrogant attitude were British. However, he noted that not all the brothers in the campaign were bad and that he served with some great individuals that he would go to war anytime.
One b rescurring member of the training service was Corporal Richard Sutter who had been in the campaign from 1990 to 1995.
At one point in the program, the volunteer scored Korporal to make the drill that he demanded they do. Although I'm sure the body could easily make the drill, he refused and pointed out that he had already paid his premiums.
Experienced policemen have already been through hell once. No one has the right to ask them to go through it again. Sgt. Glenn Ferguson absolutely supports Richard Sutter in this perspective.
Another factor that encouraged Sgt. Glenn Ferguson in Legion was the fact that he hated to fail. All elite groups have great pride in the standards they achieve. They do not want people who have only a half hearted attitude to participate in them. The key to saying that the sender sent me by email was:
"If you did not get the best, you'll lose your mind."
Last night I watched a soldier in the British house cycling who was told by a poor standard. At first glance, his impressive uniform looked amazing, but the officer was not ready to accept what he considered to be the standard that dropped the British army.
The group put the things right on the Sabbath by spending hours more working on polishing and cleaning.
Another celebrity Sergeant is consistent with this attitude.
"You're just as strong and weakest, so never lower the team's standard."
Sgt. Glenn Ferguson was sure that volunteers were motivated by the absolute fear of doing their best. He told them that if they would not encourage themselves, he would do it himself.
His goal, however, was still to be self-evident. One of his favorite words is:
"Justice is not right when you are watching.
At one point (and this was not shown in the TV show), Sgt. Glenn Ferguson volunteered out of their beds, blindfolded them, took then into the desert and went there to find their own way home!
This was not a punishment but a powerful lesson in self-sufficientness and self-esteem. The volunteers taught the necessary skills to navigate their homes.
He was also interested in helping volunteers push their boundaries. His other words apply to this:
"If you have never shown that your goals can be pushed, you will never know how far you can actually go. "
The volunteer restrictions were stressed both physically and spiritually. Fort, one volunteer removed some of his uniforms to be cooler. He was forced to wear his entire wardrobe for a few hours to teach him not to repeat the violation.  Two volunteers were buried in the sand to teach them discipline. The punishment looked serious, but Sgt Glenn Ferguson explained that it was even more serious than it looked.
The volunteers were not in a deep hole in their noses. to sit crucified in a seated position in a shallow hole, which would have been much more painful. They were temporarily paralyzed when they were pulled out of the hole. One is reminded of a rack in the Middle Ages!
In another incident, volunteers had to go out the desert without water. In today's world it's unthinkable. Everybody's moving a water bottle even in cold about the climate, but the Legion still has the attitude of different and more difficult homes. To be fair, there were times when volunteers were told of the medical treatment that they were drinking more water.
In this incident, the television crew asked Sergeant Chef Peter Hauser to give the volunteers water or they would die. The Sergeant Chef Cave Classic French Foreign Minister responded: "No water, let them die. By March."
The French Foreign Ministry's thinking methods may seem barbaric, but they produced results. They created a very disciplined army of men and they developed individuals who knew they could realize and suffer much more than they possibly thought. They had their goals pushed far beyond their expectations.
Sgt. Glenn Ferguson believes so much in pushing your limit that he even coaches his Alsatian to push his goal. He points out that most dogs are sitting in their gardens and absorb and eat bones. His Alsatian, however, is skilled to jump higher and higher until he can jump over a ten-foot wall! Talk about high demands!
Since the TV show, one of the volunteers trained their coach at his home in France and now plans to apply for SAS participation.
Several volunteers have gained self-esteem and have their lives. The television tended to focus on those who released the program rather than those who achieved good things.
Fear can be a great motivation. Pushing well beyond normal limits is a great motivation. Complimenting that belonging to an elite group of people giving 100% is also a great motivation.
Science encourages you to do what's right if someone is watching you or not.
These are just some of the motivational lessons that the Legion can teach us.
Thank you for Sergeant Glenn Ferguson for giving me an hour of time to study the first hand about any kind of motivation that makes the French Foreign Minister a myth around the world.