- Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Man
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
-- Steve Jobs
“Don’t settle. It’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.”
-- Steve Jobs
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit!
Done is better than perfect!
No outside success can compensate for failure in the home.
– David McKay
It pays to be a winner! - Navy SEALS
Winning isn’t everything but wanting to win is!
– Vince Lombardi
The only easy day was yesterday!
- Navy SEALS
Everything in life changes! Get used to it!
If you need to buy a machine and you don’t, then you pay for it anyway!
- Henry Ford
Life is what happens while you are busy planning for it – get up, get moving, GET AFTER IT!
It is better to be alone than to associate with bad company.
– George Washington
― Jim Rohn
As you think, so you shall be! – Anonymous
"Who can say what is good or bad?"
- The Buddha
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects!"
- Robert Heinlein, Science Fiction Writer
“Do everything with a mind that lets go. If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace. If you let go completely, you will know complete freedom and peace.” -Achaan Chah
Hey Class 771 - I was reading through the conversations and it made me think how this Challenge has inspired you all to and will continue to. You guys are the ones that decided from the beginning that you were going to be successful and embrace the, "attention to detail" and "teamwork is key". Fantastic performance, but what is inspiring to me is how you all changed within such a short time period; brought together by pain, sweat, tears, anger, love, devotion, commitment, and many other emotions. Never forget and always challenge yourselves to be better. Not just better at physical and mental challenges, but at being a person with strong and admirable personal character attributes; integrity, selflessness, courage, honor, and everything that God has created in us. Thank you all very much for showing up and giving me the opportunity to be part of your lives. Take care and feel free to shoot me a message anytime - and about anything. My Facebook is blank for reasons you all probably know, but I do check it every couple of days or so. -Cadre Tyler, GORUCK Challenge Ann Arbor, Michigan, 14 September 2013
Life Is Not Fair. Get over it.
Day and night, hour by hour, people are buffeted by waves of pain and pleasure, one after the other. If they try to experience only pleasure, they cease to be truly alive. Then the pleasure evaporates!
- Miamoto Muashi
If it sucks, it will probably make a great story!
– Robert Needham, Navy SEAL
“Good firms focus on their competition. Great firms focus on their clients!”
- Henry Paulson
“All of life is action and passion, and not to be involved in the actions and passions of your time is to risk having not really lived at all.”
“The happiest people don’t always get the best of everything; they just make the best of everything!”
Good things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle!
- Abraham Lincoln
He who dares wins!
-Special Air Service
ROTARY FOUR WAY TEST
1.) Is it the truth?
2.) Is it fair to all concerned?
3.) Does it build goodwill and better friendships?
4.) Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.
You can get whatever it is you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want first!
A good corporate Culture beats a great Strategy –Joseph W. Jordan
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
- Thomas Carlyle
Anyone can play this game healthy! - Mean Joe Green
Never stop learning – Cyril
Weak is he who lets his thoughts govern his actions. Strong is he who lets his actions govern their thoughts!
- Og Mandino
“Your honor is the most important thing you have because no one can ever take it from you only YOU can GIVE it away!”
"I'm going to give you a little advice. There's a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball.
-Ty Webb (Chevy Chase) in the movie Caddy shack
“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the life-long attempt to acquire it.” --Albert Einstein
"We are men of action, lies do not become us."
-Westley, The Princess Bride
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