Follow Hope, Not Fear: How Perseverance Fuels A Life of Significance #15

Warwick Fairfax

March 25, 2020

If you’ve had a crucible experience, you are going to have to persevere through feelings of loss and fear, as well as additional setbacks, as you chart your course to a life of significance. Crucible Leadership founder and BEYOND THE CRUCIBLE host Warwick Fairfax shares stories from his family history (his great-great grandfather John Fairfax) and world history (Winston Churchill), while also discussing his own efforts to claw his way back emotionally and practically after losing $2.25 billion — and the company itself — in a failed takeover of the family media dynasty he inherited. Perseverance is so critical to the stories of these men — and every man or woman who seeks to bounce back from a crucible experience — that it should be considered a gift that flows from our most challenging circumstances. “In our lowest moments,” Warwick tells co-host Gary Schneeberger, we find strength and courage and perseverance we never knew we had.”



  • Crucible experiences are the soil from which perseverance grows (2:00)
  • How perseverance is the key to being a successful leader (2:59)
  • Perseverance should be considered a gift of a crucible experience (4:22)
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s thoughts about the importance of perseverance (6:08)
  • What does perseverance look like in the midst of a crucible experience (6:57)
  • Perseverance begins with doing just one thing (8:44)
  • Combating fear is key to perseverance (10:03)
  • Perseverance and significance run on the same fuel (13:16)
  • The importance of knowing your “why” to help you persevere (14:20)
  • The perseverance of John Fairfax (17:08)
  • Why it’s important to have friends and family to inspire and help you maintain your perseverance (23:04)
  • The inspiring and instructive persistence of Winston Churchill (24:27)
  • You needn’t live a “grand” life to find perseverance and significance (29:06)
  • Perseverance tips from top business magazines (32:56)


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