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Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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See, Think, Do Differently

Food for thought!

“See, THINK, Do differently” – Twitter @mobium ad in @btobmagazine

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creed” [ kreed ] is defined by Miriam Webster as “an idea or set of beliefs that guides the actions of a person or group”. Synonyms: faith, conviction, credo and dogma.

U.S> Navy SEAL's Insignia

U.S. Navy SEALs Insignia

The United States Navy’s Sea, Air, Land Teams, commonly known as the Navy SEALs, are the U.S. Navy’s principal special operations force and a part of the Naval Special Warfare Command and United States Special Operations Command. [Reference Wikipedia].

They are the elite of the United States Military. As the Special Operations Forces of the Navy, they are charged with carrying out some of the most dangerous and important combat and reconnaissance missions. The long and famously grueling process of becoming a SEAL is legendary and ensures that only the best of the best will ever wear the Trident.

Here is their creed, some of it relates to military life however much of it can become a way of life for you and I.

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In times of war or uncertainty there is a special breed of warrior ready to answer our Nation’s call. A common man with uncommon desire to succeed.

Forged by adversity, he stands alongside America’s finest special operations forces to serve his country, the American people, and protect their way of life.

I am that man.

My Trident is a symbol of honor and heritage. Bestowed upon me by the heroes that have gone before, it embodies the trust of those I have sworn to protect. By wearing the Trident I accept the responsibility of my chosen profession and way of life. It is a privilege that I must earn every day.

My loyalty to Country and Team is beyond reproach. I humbly serve as a guardian to my fellow Americans always ready to defend those who are unable to defend themselves. I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my actions. I voluntarily accept the inherent hazards of my profession, placing the welfare and security of others before my own.

I serve with honor on and off the battlefield. The ability to control my emotions and my actions, regardless of circumstance, sets me apart from other men.

Uncompromising integrity is my standard. My character and honor are steadfast. My word is my bond.

We expect to lead and be led. In the absence of orders I will take charge, lead my teammates and accomplish the mission. I lead by example in all situations.

I will never quit. I persevere and thrive on adversity. My Nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down, I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my teammates and to accomplish our mission. I am never out of the fight.

We demand discipline. We expect innovation. The lives of my teammates and the success of our mission depend on me – my technical skill, tactical proficiency, and attention to detail. My training is never complete.

We train for war and fight to win. I stand ready to bring the full spectrum of combat power to bear in order to achieve my mission and the goals established by my country. The execution of my duties will be swift and violent when required yet guided by the very principles that I serve to defend.

Brave men have fought and died building the proud tradition and feared reputation that I am bound to uphold. In the worst of conditions, the legacy of my teammates steadies my resolve and silently guides my every deed.

I will not fail.

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Here is a link to the Navy Seals website http://navyseals.com/nsw/seal-code-warrior-creed/

Today is Veterans DayPlease take a moment to reflect on the men and women who risk so much for our nation – for you and for me!

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Left Brain vs. Right Brain

Mercedes Benz ad illustrates right brain vs. left brain.

And here is a link to quiz “Are You Left- or Right-Brain Dominant?” a quiz on Psychology Today http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/not-born-yesterday/201210/are-you-left-or-right-brain-dominant

Do let me know what are your thoughts.

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Written by Jeanine Poggi, 10.31.08, 6:00 PM ET

A well-made suit is not just a fashion statement. Some argue it’s the sort of thing that can help determine how far up the corporate ladder you go–and whether you manage to stay on it during a period of layoffs.

Even before the financial markets went south, businessmen were trying to dress the part. Men’s tailored categories, which include suits, suit separates and sport coats, grew 7% overall in 2007, according to The NPD Group, a market research firm. In the current climate, however, such items are essential–and you should pay serious attention to detail when shopping for them.

“Suits should be seen as investment pieces,” says Michael Fisher, menswear editor at Stylesight, a trend-forecasting firm. “Just as men would do research before buying a new car, they should pay attention to the details of a suit, because it will be hanging in their closet for a while.”

The most important quality of a good suit is a jacket that has a full canvas layer between the fabric and lining, says Michael Ostrove, senior vice president at men’s retailer Paul Stuart. Cheaper suits have a lining that is fused or glued to the fabric. A more affordable option is half-canvas, where the designer only uses a layer in the more visible top portion of the jacket, but full canvas is best.

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