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As I wake up at 9:00pm this Saturday evening from a six hour nap, I thought it was crazy that from the second I woke up I was thinking about how to make sure I write my article today. I didn’t want to miss a day…you are probably asking yourself, “What the heck was this guy doing taking a nap all day on Saturday?”
Besides being a little on the crazy side, I stayed up nearly 24 hours the day before. You see, tonight, starting at midnight, I was asked to play in a charity fundraising ice hockey tournament that is donating 100% of the proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project.
While I can’t even fathom how difficult it must be for our fellows in the service during wartime, I can empathize with them and understand the difficulties they face with regard to the amount of precious time away from their families and how challenging their careers are. I was in the 82nd Airborne, 2nd 325th Infantry Regiment in Ft. Bragg, N.C. Although I was in during a time of peace and was never wounded, I love what our brave men and women do for us every single day.
Putting It All Into Perspective
If you’ve ever heard of that saying…”In the Army, you do more by 9am than most people do all day”, is completely true. By 9am, if we weren’t out on a bushwhack, then we’d already run a couple miles, done about 100 push-ups and sit-ups, been in two separate formations before and after P.T. (physical training) and started our chores or additional training.
This goes on everyday…so, how in the heck does this compare to our brethren in arms? It doesn’t. I am only demonstrating how hard this life is for these volunteers during peace time…can you imagine in a time of war? So, although I will be having a blast over the next 24 hours playing hockey, I won’t forget the main reason we are doing this.
One of the biggest challenges in this world of internet marketing has to do with keeping a consistent message and online presence out there. How, after knowing what a soldier goes through in peace time, can you ever complain or lose interest in the comfort of either your own home or a nice cushy office, in what you are doing?
Make the most of it everyday just like our Armed Service men and women. How would you like to be told what you are doing every day and every night? You had to listen too, because if you didn’t…you might be a Wounded Warrior or even worse. This is their reality…our freedom is not to be taken lightly and to even associate our internet marketing jobs with this in any way, shape or form is almost embarrassing except for the fact that I am proud of what I do and you should be too.
No matter what profession you are in, whether you a stay-at-home-mom, CEO of a big company or in the military, take pride in what you do and motivation will surely follow. My hat’s off to ya’ troopers…and as my old platoon Sargent used to say…Fan-Frickin’-Tastic!