Marines & aspiring Recruits,
I will dabble a few personal insights too help you along your journey of service. I hope you can relate & comprehend a little motivation. I've lived long enough too understand the fragility of a relationship. There is nothing more beautiful than a happy Woman. Love of a Partner should be nurtured, carefully & willingly shared that both parties submit themselves equally too one another in Faith, Hope & Love. Most of all trusting one another through times of Deployment &/or Training.
Friendship & love go hand in hand. It's platonic or sexual depending on your any given status of another endeared in your life. Too many times we've mistaken physical feelings for what we know is the right thing too do & the wrong thing too do. The choice is yours too be who you want too be in your Pursuit of Happiness. Create your own Destiny as Fate knows your rights & wrongs. I highly suggest if you want too be a Lifer in Military Service, too either dedicate your life a single Veteran or Marry a Spouse, settle down, train & do not fraternize with your Team, Squad or Platoon Members on your leave & liberty. You'll be prone too making a mistake or ending of your Service, if you chance it. In other words, don't get yourself in too much trouble.
Men, it's okay to be confident. Reap the rewards of honest toil so that your life may be frugal. It's not a sin to be proud of yourself. Lives change when you take on certain life responsibilities in your line of work, in your household & among your peers. Be humble & proud. Remembering where you came from when you're on top of your Game, you'll better appreciate what you've earned along the way too that success. In that success there's likely too have been more failure. Live, love, laugh, look, listen & learn. Life can be challenging. Conquer your fears & Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way.
Living & learning is genuinely clandestine for growing up & evolving into a Mature Marine & Adult. Nothing is anyone's business unless you are professing too others that are partaking in an endeavor of life & death, except your Spouse & your Children. Loving what you live for is key too success whether personal achievement or acclaimed. Sustain resourcefully. You are adamantly & inherently in charge of your own Household. When your significant other is away from home or abroad, then no secret information should be forwarded too the civilian partner. If you do, that's jeopardizing National Security.
"Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."
~ The 40th President Ronald Reagan
~ The 40th President Ronald Reagan
Failure isn't an option. It's regrouping & taking another approach. Value each concept before even testing a theory in everything you do. Life can be entirely about economics or it can be frugal in all aspects of your pursuit of happiness. Time is money; therefore, every opportunity should be carefully reviewed for smallest margin of error & largest economical future gains.
We all know trust is worth every bit of effort. We don't lose Friends, we just find out who our real ones are. Don't waste time on the drama of another unless helping a situation w/ arbitration too bring the peace about both parties involved. You can volunteer for that &/or benefit from that as well. It's your Career on the line so be cautious if you do collaborate in others emotions. You could very well possibly damage yourself in the process. I'd just avoid it all together too be honest. Request a Chaplain & counseling & be the end of it, truthfully.
This is for Parents, Widows & Children too understand; In mourning of our fallen comrades, our love lost would want us too celebrate their life in memory through gathering of loved ones with thoughts of happiness & remembrance. It's a tough World & your fallen Hero wouldn't want his or her Sons & Daughters too mourn the rest of their lives. Your Hero would want them too be tough, futile & resilient Men & Women too continue the Heroism passed down to their descendants through generations of patriotism, heritage & tradition. Please think about this, thank you!
When u feel the need to be a leader, you are one. Someone is ready too follow, you just have too take responsibility & become of importance too others. That obligation is too be taken seriously & make that understanding with honesty & importance in everything you partake. You construct your own Legacies. If you are presented with questions by those that honor your presence & position, you must respond equivalently. Understanding that involvement; is accepting first, who you are as an individual & as a profound leader.
Communication is the effort of conforming too one another. We should praise others, not condemn them because of a mistake. Second chances are few & far between; however, there are some that just shouldn't be tossed about & stripped of their Uniform & Medals. Especially in the 21st Century if they do not have psychological issues or disorders. Minor Alcohol related incidents should be taken into the above consideration of second chance.
Even some of the greatest Heroes were not straight A students. In fact; I don't believe that any Commander in Chief in American History has ever carried a 4.0 Grade Average. Grades alone do not determine intelligence. Every State & Municipality in the United States has different standards of Education, unless Federally adopted Legislation that does require a National Standard of excellence. Take that into consideration. Some of the Worlds brightest genius' have trouble participating in standardized academia or scholastic's in other words.
Troops, you shouldn't confuse disappointment from failure. I've once read that, "great leaders never say I'm disappointed in you". It's the upper echelon that carries the responsibility of their Troops with Orders passed down too the subordinates that dictate, plan, prepare your mission orders & execution of those demands. The Human will is non negotiable. You're representing them along with your Branch of Service & the Nation in it's entirety. You're representing for the rest of your lives or you're not. Motivated yet? I am!
Age doesn't always portray nor define Maturity. Real World experience & responsibility does. If you become important, you'll find opposition or opposition will find you. You've become someone that challenges others intellect. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Take advantage of it & chart a course of progress & stimulative production. That's either a mental or a psychical endeavor. You have the entire Planet too plan yourselves an execution of whatever you have the means too accomplish in your lives & pursuit of happiness for your own advancement & those that depend on you for your atonement of that maturity & experience.
Not everyone has the same opportunities in this life but everyone has a chance too change. Be someone like you would & could count on for your safety & security. When it comes too Freedom & Liberty, Marines wont hesitate too save a Mate, before it's too late. All of us Veterans are a Band of Brothers & Sisters of the greatest Oath & Order known too Mankind. Brothers & Sisters, we are & will always be the fraternal order of America's & our Allies most important keepers of our Nations Heritage & Traditions. That's too serve & serve alike in a never ending Campaign for honorable cause & noble duty.
~ Semper Fi ~
~ Troy David 'Maestro' Beadles