Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Some thoughts

  • Always bring something to the table that will make you more welcome.
  • Critics are good. They are the ones who show they care about what you are doing. Their criticism is affirmation that you are doing SOMETHING.
  • Make sure the artifacts of your life show purpose and meaning.
  • Benjamin Zander's rule #6 - "Don't take yourself so damn seriously".
  • Command is the zenith of military achievement.
  • Be worthy to lead. Then, lead a life of consequence.
  • Think as a man of action; act as a man of thought.
  • Honor never grows old.
  • The truth provides a fixed point of reference.  Where ever you go, you will always find your way back to the truth.  It is a steady marker.
  • Audacity matters. Be audacious !
  • Be extraordinary for your Sailors.

1 comment:

Commander (1810) said...

Too much is made of command. Many jobs out there are harder and more rewarding professionally.

Command - you can have it. I don't want any part of it.