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  Team and cohesiveness starts with yourself.   If you’re not working on you, you need to because everyone eventually finds what seems to be or might be their kryptonite, what scares them and most of that is the fear of failure or even going the distance. That path that’s silent but so loud at the same time is where you’ll grow, fall, want to quit and sometimes will feel like you’re mentally dying.   I’ve ran into many of those both in and out of the military and had my ups and downs but the simple trick was keeping one foot...

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(Wave 1) “You’re born, you take s!@#$  …get out in the world, you take more s!@#$  …climb a little higher, take less s!@#$.  …till one day you're in the rarefied atmosphere and you’ve forgotten what s!@#$  even looks like.   …Welcome to the layer cake, son.” ― J. J. Connolly, Layer Cake  Our parents and those who raised us expect and hope for us to do well in this “life”. But hope it’s not a course of action.   It’s the steps that we take in life that determines the “success”. We can have faith in life, God, or our higher power, but it takes...

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(Wave 2) The waves of life. We all have them.  We go through the highs of life.  On top of the wave and seeing it all.  Seeing the future, what’s ahead, and are optimistic.  Happy to be “on-top”. But all things, even waves, crash.  It gets low. The water is calm.  You are not stagnate, and looking around for the next wave?  How long will this break last?  Will you ever see another wave? When will it pick up again? Should I give up, and walk out onto the shore and leave?  Right when you think it’s over you see...

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