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. 

Daily Journey – December 9th: Spendthrifts of Time

I had to google this one. Spendthrift – a person who spends money in an extravagant, irresponsible way. Applied to time this is a scary concept.   We manage our money, protect our homes, guard our physical resources… and then squander our time.   How easily we let every interruptions or distraction pull us from

Daily Journey – December 8th: Don’t Hide From Your Feelings

Honestly facing your emotional responses is one of the keys to developing self control in the face of tragedy and loss. Suppressing your feelings or blaming them away on others and the circumstances that surround you is a surefire way to complicate your life and erode your physical, mental and emotional well being. ******* Daily

Daily Journey – December 6th: The Sword Dangles Over You

The sword of fate is constantly descending upon us. We shouldn’t live in a fantasy land, pretending that we will live forever. This fact should remind us to constantly live to the fullest of our potential. ******* Daily Journey is a collection of my thoughts from reading The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and

Daily Journey – December 5th: The Benefits of Sobering Thoughts

Putting off thinking about the possibility of negative outcomes weakens our resilience to the unexpected. We shouldn’t dwell exclusively on the harsh realities that will one day face us, but we also shouldn’t exclude them from our thoughts, our planning, and our actions.   Contemplating your own mortality now should drive you to improve physically,

Daily Journey – December 4th: You Don’t Own That

The stoics taught that if something could be taken from you by a force outside of your control then your ownership of it was fleeting and not total. Your house, your land, your TV, your family, your friends, your car… literally everything you claim as yours… can be taken from you by force, malice, or

Daily Journey – December 1st: Pretend Today is the End

The month of December is focused on “Meditation on Mortality” The profession of arms (military service) is distinguished from other professions by the ultimate liability clause. This is the willingness we develop to put our lives at risk, and even sacrifice our lives if necessary for our country, our team, and our mission. Because of