If you start something - you finish it. That is a lesson that most of us learned growing up. Whether it was a sports team, after school program, yard work - it didn't matter. My father told me, "When you start something, you finish it - no matter what". Of course as a kid, I hated that. Kids get bored easily, especially when things aren't going their way and very rarely did things go my … Continue reading Quitting is only hard the first time
If you could have one super power what would it be? There have been two times in my life that I have been asked this question that I will truly never forget: This was the topic of the first paper I remember writing in school in probably third grade... It was the last question that my Command Sergeant Major asked me during my promotion board for Sergeant (SGT) in the United States Army..... Needless to … Continue reading If you really want to get to know someone you should ask them this one question…
School sucks. I never liked it as a kid, but I randomly found that I loved "reading" about how the pyramids were built. Brick by brick, year after year, these incredible structures were constructed by hand. No fancy machinery - just grit and dedication. What fascinated me the most was that thousands of years later - they stand stronger than ever. It took years to build a single pyramid. In today's world, most people set a … Continue reading The Progress Pyramid! (My strategy for accomplishing goals -4 minute read)
Life would be so boring if perfection existed. I believe that if you spend your life chasing perfection, you will never truly feel fulfilled because fulfillment comes with the recognition of progress. If we were perfect, progress wouldn't exist. If everyone was the best of the best in every aspect of life, change and development would be non-existent. Getting better is what fuels ambition. One of the most exciting parts of life is realizing how … Continue reading Perfection is boring!
When I left for the military, I was afraid of two outcomes. The first fear was the most familiar to me, the fear of what life would be like if I failed. I remember wondering, what happens if I hate being a soldier and it's not what I thought it would be? Leading up to the day I left for the Army, I had nothing to show for myself. I had failed at nearly everything … Continue reading Be Ambitious