My family were bow hunters and it taught me many life lessons. Today, training some of the best warriors in my country, I thought to myself, “what could I offer these great men?” And then I recalled one of the lessons the bow taught me as a child: the greater you can pull back the arrow, the farther goes when released. Of course, you need power to pull the bow, but you also need pliability. A rigid bow stays inert, and a brittle string snaps. Helping these soldiers become more supple will allow them to access their deeper strength. But not just our soldiers, we all need to stretch our potential. We each must improve our ability to absorb life’s experiences and release them into the world through the strength of our character. The greater we do, the farther we fly.