Military or not we can all find some value in this.
I will always place the mission first
My first mission was to recover. Yes many things got in my way but I didn’t let that stop me. I pushed through and recovered as much as doctors said I would. But I continued and recovered even more. Yes I have my limitations but who doesn’t have limitations? My next mission is to compete in the Paralympic Games. I honestly was hoping on Tokyo 2020 but I’m at a point where I can just not get ahead. What is your mission? In life? In your career?
I will never accept defeat
Sure I failed a lot but that didn’t stop me. Has it stopped you?
I will never quit
When I was at R.I.C. Member’s of the 333rd MP Unit out of Freeport, IL came to visit me. They gave me a plaque that sits just to the right of my trainer inside: (and no I didn’t purposely get this bike since it was red, white, and blue)
The quote on the plaque is I will never quit.
Just thinking about the Warrior Ethos has helped me to get where I am today from where I was. It helped me get through the days that were just hard, the days where I encountered doubters, the days when it seemed like I was forgotten.
As much as I say I should just give up or quit., do you really think I want to? Have you taken a step back to be a friend and to talk?
Yes things frustrate me , but who is never frustrated? Do you live a perfect life?
I will never leave a fallen comrade
Have you seen someone struggle? What is your response? Despite my limitations I help out when I can with what I can. Are you doing the same?
Live by the Warrior Ethos and you will get ahead. Life is what you make of it.