Being a retied military man I love this…PMA added..
Your real courage shows best in the hour of adversity.
Some setbacks are so severe that to give in to them means losing the whole ball game. When he assumed command of the Korean War, Gen. Matthew Ridgeway found his forces pushed far to the south, hard pressed by the invaders. Only a determined decision to hold the lines allowed the American forces to keep from being swept into the sea and to eventually regain all the territory they had lost. When a defeat strikes, you may not have the time to withdraw and contemplate your mistakes without risking further setbacks. Don’t succumb to paralysis. It is important to know at that moment what it is you truly desire and to act to preserve your resources and your hope. If you crumble utterly, you will take a blow to your self-esteem that will be hard to repair. Instead, stick to your principles, and you will know, at the very least, that you have protected the most important thing you have. Napoleon Hill
I’m just a British soldier, tommy Atkins is my name, I’m dressed in Khaki Denims and I’ve never yearned for fame.
I do the job they pay me for , the best way that I can, and that’s to see that someone, doesn’t kill his fellow man.
We fought that commie threat , out in Malaya’s steamy heat, I’ve seen my mates shot down, by gun men in a Cyprus street
We’re sent to all parts of the world. we’ve got no if’s or buts, yet it doesn’t matter where you are , both sides still haste your guts.
In Korea too, at least you knew, a good job had been done, but in Palestine and Aden, we were police men with a gun.
Then we were stuck in Ulster, that’s the worst job of the lot, with petrol bombs and riots, and your mates kept getting shot.
A soldier’s trained to fight the foe, to a certain set of rules, But how to deal with civvies and kids fresh from the schools?
Then we had the Falklands, as we yomped down goose Green, and quickly cleared the Islands of all things Argentine.
Then after that the Balkans, and threats of genocide, we really did our very best, but, sadly, thousands died.
Always heading of to war, we were soon deep in Iraq, a threat real or imagined, once more no turning back.
the we were stuck in Helmand, the longest of the lot, Fierce Taliban and IEDs, Yet another deadly spot.
Our job it seems is endless, we just kept battling on, we’re Squaddies doing what we do –And then we will be long gone. John Hyde
You can do it if you believe you can.
It’s called a “self-fulfilling prophecy” when something occurs because we believe it will. The mind is constructed so that it constantly seeks to bring into physical reality the things it thinks about most. Most of us will never realize the tremendous potential we possess — because we are unwilling to believe that we can accomplish things that others believe are impossible. “Impossible” jobs require more effort and greater concentration, but when they are completed, the rewards — both financial and psychic — are commensurate with the effort required. You may not be able to achieve everything you’d like, but you won’t accomplish anything unless you believe you can. – Napoleon Hill
You never know who your real friends are until adversity overtakes you and you need cooperation.
Everybody loves a winner, it has been said, but nobody knows you when you’re down and out. One of the often unappreciated benefits of adversity is that it accelerates the process of identifying your true friends. Most of us have many acquaintances and associates, but we are indeed fortunate if we have a handful of real friends. You will very quickly identify yours when you ask them for help. The wise individual is the one who, when asked for assistance, recognizes that he may one day find himself in the same situation. Napoleon Hill
The Power is from within, the choice is yours
"Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." Nido Qubein