Run Toward the Roar

Run Toward
the Roar

Episode 15


The Greatest Paradoxes to Thriving – The White Flag Principle

October 26, 2023

The Greatest Paradoxes to Thriving – The White Flag Principle

Forgiveness is very easy to understand, yet very hard to do. We go on with our lives being told to put up a fight, but with forgiveness, we need to surrender to be free.

Join us in this episode of Run Toward The Roar, as John talks about one of the greatest paradoxes to thriving – The White Flag Principle. Learn about the nature of forgiveness, and acknowledging the struggles that people have with it from all walks of life. Discover how grace is different from mercy, along with examples of daily living in practicing grace.

What to expect in this episode:

00:47 – Illustrating the White Flag Principle.

04:24 – Invisible scars and forgiveness.

06:16 – Justice, mercy, and grace.

09:16 – The struggle with forgiveness.

15:20 – A paradox in our thinking.

17:12 – Forgiveness is a gift.

19:21 – Defining success in parenting.

22:41 – Understanding the nature of forgiveness.

24:30 – In that chasm between mercy and grace

27:15 – Extending grace-based forgiveness.

29:57 – Examples of practicing grace.

34:28 – Forgiveness sets us free.

About John Robertson

John Robertson is one of the leading Coaches, Consultants, and Speakers that Leaders in the workplace look to “when things start to feel like they’re falling apart” due to issues with their staff, support systems, and company “ethos” (character and habit driven behaviors that either make or break an organization during times of crisis). Find out more about his THRIVE-based Books, Training, and Resources here.

Driven by a “recognition of others’ strengths” and a deep-seated faith in their ability to find their way through even the most challenging of times— John creates an intensely inspiring environment for recovery, optimization, and triumph.

With over 30 years of experience leading large groups through his involvement in the church alongside shepherding public-service organizations (such as Townships, Firefighters, Police, and First Responders) through their own points of crisis and transition, John is counted on time and time again as “the steady voice of reason during even the most challenging of storms”.

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About the book

If you would like to follow along in an easy format please go to Amazon and purchase a copy of the book Run Toward The Roar: Transforming Crisis and Change into the Opportunity to Thrive, as that is the theme that we will be building on.

If you’re willing to please send me an e-mail, I would like to send you chapter one of the discovery guide so that I can encourage you in the thinking of this journey.

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