Thursday, November 10, 2011

Through pain and suffering strives discipline….The Marine Corps Mind…

“The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!” - Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945

“There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.”        Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army

As a MARINE, I try to carry myself with the up most respect and discipline.   Honor, Courage, and Commitment are the three Character Traits that one must emulate in order to earn the title.  These principles need to be applied daily in life, and in business.  These traits are the foundation to my life!  If I could not call myself a Marine, I would just be considered a man with a second hand opinion. 

What makes a Marine a Marine you ask?   Well, if you have to ask, then I have a number for you to call.   That number is to your local Marine Corps recruiter, and he has no problem answering any, and all of your questions. But if I had to summarize what it takes to be a Marine in one word, that word would be, “DISCIPLINE!”    And the only way to achieve this great attribute is through, “Pain and Suffering!”  

As a young entrepreneur , I try to correlate all the principles above into my daily agenda, and in order to be successful at my profession, I have to maintain the following characteristic of "Self-discipline".   The Marines has given me the proper training to accomplish certain tasks and to adopt particular patterns of behavior, even though one would really rather be doing something else.  Thus, self-discipline is the assertion of willpower over more base desires, and is usually understood to be a synonym of 'self control'. Self-discipline is to some extent a substitute for motivation, when one uses reason to determine a best course of action that opposes one's desires. (   

In addition, willpower, motivation, and self control, will assist you on building the foundation to your life’s JINGA Tower. And Lack of it, will force you to pull the wrong block, and therefore watch it come crashing down.   So in essence, stay motivated!   Do you think I enjoy waking up at 5am or earlier everyday to start my day? Of course I don’t... but, I know deep inside, that the early bird definitely CATCHES THE WORM!!!!  And I love WORMS!! Yummy! 

In conclusion, stop procrastinating, and GET THE JOB DONE!   Focus on your goals, and try to formulate a plan that will assist you on achieving them.  Trust me; putting the plan on paper is the easy task.   It’s trying to accomplish it, that’s the hard part.  Therefore, stay motivated and have some SELF CONTROL!   Because when you do, life becomes that much easier!    I will end the following piece with the most motivating and powerful Hymn on the face of this earth......  The Marines Corps Hymn

From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
of United States Marine.

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in every clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job--
The United States Marines.
Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.


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