Emotional intelligence, self-awareness, situational awareness, context… knowing yourself is a powerful tool. We need to strive for a better understanding of who we are, what we want, and what we need. We are constantly running out of time to figure these things out and the longer it takes you to get there the less action
Month: December 2017
Our reasoned choice, the ability to think logically and make sound, rational, and moral decisions, is the one skill that is entirely within our sphere of influence and control. We can refine this ability through study and practice. We can protect it from undue outside influence and corruption. We can rely on it when
We have a lot of different social construct that try to tell us what success looks like. Some focus on money and material objects like the best house or car. Others gauge success by gathering experiences and knowledge. Gaining power and influence may even be considered by some as a sign of success. These goals
It pays to learn life’s big lessons as early in our journey as possible so they can have more time to impact our choices, actions, and behaviors. One of these lessons is that we will die. Accepting this fact should stoke the fires of our passion to master our physical, mental, and emotional
Age. There is a tendency to have a dramatic relationship with our age. When we are young we can’t wait to be older. When we are older we long to be younger again. We don’t have to live in this dichotomy, we can (and should) live as hard as we can in the moment
Life advances with or without us. This was true before us, and it will be true after us. The comfort we can get from this truth is found in the legacy we leave behind with our families and friends. The best satisfaction in life is found in the effort and energy we expend to advance
I Did It One Time, tales and adventures from our Resident I.D.I.O.T.
Why do we respect the hero? For me it is because of the ability to place their lives at risk in order to face down a threat with dignity and bravery. In the face of fear and under pain of death they take actions others cower and shrink from. This isn’t a lack
Transitioning between missions and adapting to change is something that just starts to come naturally in the military. There are changes to plans, changes to tactics, changes to operating procedures, changes to equipment, changes to leadership, changes to teams... changes to the change.
Your time is limited with an unknown expiration date. Think about this when you are deciding who and what you let into your life to take up your time. Your time is the most valuable asset in YOUR life. Don’t sell it cheaply, don’t squander it on useless and frivolous endeavors. Seek out