I have been fighting multiple enemies over the last 11 years of my Army career. I have been engaged with JAM, AQI, Taliban, and will shortly soon to be engaged with ISIS. I signed up to be a paratrooper in one of the 6 combat jobs in the United States Army. I fully understand the hazards of my profession and I gladly carry them so others do not have to. So everyday, I wake up, and grind. I will always be faster, stronger, and smarter than our enemies. It is tough. Some days I do not want to wake up and work out. I am getting older and getting sore is more common. When I get that feeling, like I just want to sleep, I remind myself that the evil that lurks in this world is already up and training. I heed to my fellow Soldiers, Paratroopers, and Future Soldiers: WAKE UP AND GRIND! You are the only thing that stands between true evil and this nation. Every bead of sweat, every single tear, every drop of blood you shed here on the “practice” field is one less you or your brothers will shed when the time comes to fight. Every rep, is 100%, every time. Wake up and grind….
“To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.” -Winston Churchill