Beware of the Illusion of Progress

Merrill’s Marauders (named after Frank Merrill) was a United States Army long range penetration special operations jungle warfare unit, which fought in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations, or CBI, during World War II. Charlton Ogburn, Jr. (15 March 1911, Atlanta, Georgia – 19 October 1998, Beaufort, South Carolina) was a journalist and author of memoirsContinue reading “Beware of the Illusion of Progress”

The Painful Reality of the Shortcut

Posted this quote by Mark Twain on my Facebook page yesterday The secret of getting ahead is getting started I even decided to use it as my header on this site. It’s an exceedingly simple truth yet we spend most of our time ignoring “the start” – searching for THE SHORTCUT. Before we begin weContinue reading “The Painful Reality of the Shortcut”

The Gospel of Discontent

All progress proceeds from discontent. It’s the first step if you want to attain anything. It’s what gets us to take that next step in the adventure called life. When we are content we sometimes can stop the wheels of our own progress. Work up a lather around being dissatisfied about where you are, andContinue reading “The Gospel of Discontent”