Lt. Col. Dan Rooney - Going Before You Are Ready Is the DNA of Excellence (#17)
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"Go Before You Are Ready."

A life mantra and one of the 10 LOE's (lines of effort) of Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, the only person in history to be both a United States Air Force pilot and PGA of America professional.

During this episode, the uplifting Dan Rooney shares inspiration and conversations about his journey of Excellence, which includes thoughts behind the meaning of the title of his book, "Fly Into the Wind - How to Harness Faith and Fearlessness on Your Ascent to Greatness."

From Rooney, who also is the founder of, an organization that has awarded scholarships to 35,000 children of fallen military heroes:

"Go before you are ready. If I I had an Anthem in my life, that's probably it. I really believe that people who go before they're ready, that's the DNA that ties greatness together."

Also, he will reveal the life-altering lessons he learned as a fighter pilot that can translate into life for all of us.

"Being a fighter pilot changed me forever," Rooney said during the episode.  "The number one thing you learn about Excellence is that it's a business of no excuses and very high stakes and being prepared. Number one, being very open and transparent about your mistakes in a world where everybody tries to hide everything. When you make a mistake on a mission, you write it down and you come in and you openly share those with the group in the spirit of humility and getting better."

Lt. Col. Dan Rooney. Take a few minutes and listen to his message and learn more about his story.

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