Monday, May 20, 2013

Courage

"Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees the others"  - Aristotle

What depicts Special Operations "Personnel" above all others - Courage.  Some may say it's strength, both physical and mental.  But above all, it's the courage that comes from down within your soul that forces you to go on one more day during training, to look fear, pain, I'm sorry agony, and everything to continue on.  To know that there is no other plan, no other option but to complete the training that they started.  There is no amount of yelling or screaming in their face that can stop them, but yet it motivates them to continue - one more moment, one more hour, one more day, one more phase - sleep and food are luxuries.  All the sweat, tears, pulled muscles, torn ligaments, twisted ankles, etc. to graduate, to be apart of an elite class of Special Operations Warriors, Heroes.

"Courage is fear holding on a minute longer"  George Patton