Author: Jon Nelson

Daily Journey – December 18th – What Comes To Us All

Death is the great equalizer. Every new life born into this world is destined to end in death. This isn’t a cause for panic, it is just a simple truth. A truth that can temper our perspective because in the end we are all brought to the same equal fate. No matter what station we

Scholar Skill – 9 Questions to Find Purpose

The Archetype of the Scholar is one that is ever searching for truth and knowledge.  One of our greatest quest for knowledge is to define and understand our purpose in life.  Knowing our purpose at a given moment enables us to set goals that resonate with us and guide us in taking actions that will

Daily Journey – December 16th – Everlasting Good Health

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

Daily Journey – December 14th – What We Should Know By Now

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

Daily Journey – December 12th – The Beat Goes On

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

Daily Journey – December 11th – Dignity and Bravery

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

Food for Thought – Recovering My Momentum

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.