Like I mentioned in my last post Im off and on the “grid” for a bit. Not on vacation unfortunately but working but still getting to smoke stoags while I work…(doest it get any better?) Respect has to be earned. I can count on one hand the guys I would gladly step in front of and take a bullet for. You know the kind you respect the hell out of and like that of my last post, a leader. I’m getting to work with a bunch of those kind of guys.
“Respect is earned never given” is so true. We are lucky America because some of our military leaders are the best and brightest and hopefully one day they will help lead this country once they are finished with the military. Respect never goes away unless you give it away. It’s like that of integrity. You don’t loose it unless you give it away.
Respect is not only produced by what one says but more importantly by what one does.. Actions always speak louder than words. We have a saying that once we are in combat, we will find the frauds (those that have been all bravado and all talk, kissing ass through their careers. There are those and the other kind that walk the talk).A title of one Marine Corps recruiting poster states….Earned never given. This is so true.
You may not know many that you truly respect but for those you do know, find away to stay close to them, keep you mouth shut, ears open and have something to write with because you may only get once chance to catch something they say. Don’t miss your opportunity to make yourself better.
Keep fighting warriors, your gunfighters are kicking ass!
Time for a Cgar!