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It is a tragedy when our great ones take their own lives because, for whatever reason, they could not blend in a be a part of something that can be said to be smaller than what they for years trained for and became a part of.
“Should I turn in the direction of fire, return fire and fight through the assault?” In the answer lies a difference from our military indoctrination and returning to live in the civilian sector.
The surest way of making a successful transition is to have principles as our centers. Meaning, base our lives on principles rather than on simple tactics and focusing on what we are missing from our lives.
I have had status and I have belonged.
The answer to this question provides awareness as to our beliefs and the results we get in life. The reason it is the most powerful question is it clearly defines our lives.
“…what is the major difficulty when translating your MOS to a civilian job description? It’s simple.”
The best way to get a job you enjoy doing is by being the right person.
Life Navigation is a very systematic strategy for living.
“If I were ever going to get on well outside of the Marines, I needed to investigate and change some of my beliefs.”
What’s the answer? How do we do that? To make a successful transition from the military to civilian life we have to live in the midst of this paradox while maintaining a broader understanding of ourselves and our abilities.