Military Peoples Good Habbits & Advice




 
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Boots
 
November 18th, 2012  
Civy
 

Topic: Military Peoples Good Habbits & Advice


Hi - I am new here..
I am interested in habbits, practices and advice as to how Military people conduct life in general. e.g. how you deal with obsticles, wisdom of leadership & command, standards of fitness and training. That civilians wishing to be the best they can be mentally and physically and competitive with societies elite can (try to) apply to their own lives. Any advice appreciated.
Current exercises include 3-4 5-10km runs per week, 2 x 100 lengths of pool per week, 1-2 hours general gym/weights work 3 x per week and background many years ago in contact (fighting) sports. Now a manager with staff to lead and inspire, often against what appears to be insurmountable odds, requiring them and myself to work beyond comfort zones and achieve things we perhaps believe are beyond us - if we succumb to defeatist attitudes.
I know us Civy's warrant little respect in certain circles..so many thanks to anyone who takes the time to answer!
November 18th, 2012  
m551sheridan
 
 
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Originally Posted by Civy
Hi - I am new here..
I am interested in habbits, practices and advice as to how Military people conduct life in general. e.g. how you deal with obsticles, wisdom of leadership & command, standards of fitness and training. That civilians wishing to be the best they can be mentally and physically and competitive with societies elite can (try to) apply to their own lives. Any advice appreciated.
Current exercises include 3-4 5-10km runs per week, 2 x 100 lengths of pool per week, 1-2 hours general gym/weights work 3 x per week and background many years ago in contact (fighting) sports. Now a manager with staff to lead and inspire, often against what appears to be insurmountable odds, requiring them and myself to work beyond comfort zones and achieve things we perhaps believe are beyond us - if we succumb to defeatist attitudes.
I know us Civy's warrant little respect in certain circles..so many thanks to anyone who takes the time to answer!
civi....... you might be surprised to learn that us military folks *ain't* any different then you guys... except for the fact that we may not hesitate to shoot the basturd who breaks into our houses... and then maybe shoot them 2 or 3 more times to assure he ain't faking it. Just saying.
November 18th, 2012  
Civy
 
Thanks for the reply - maybe just my arm chair opinion, but mankind seems to be at his best when he is at his worse. Human performance seems to be the greatest when it is under military discipline. So simple things - what time should you get out of bed, what should you eat for breakfast. What things could a civilian do in day to day life and thinking, so that they would be competitive with say the upper 50% of there peers and useful in a military context if say they were to be drafted one day?
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Boots
November 18th, 2012  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by m551sheridan
civi....... you might be surprised to learn that us military folks *ain't* any different then you guys... except for the fact that we may not hesitate to shoot the basturd who breaks into our houses... and then maybe shoot them 2 or 3 more times to assure he ain't faking it. Just saying.
LOL Good answer.
November 18th, 2012  
The Highway Man
 
 
My civi life is mirroring my military one. In the Military Police, I sat in a patrol car watching the traffic, now I'm a Traffic Officer, I sit in a patrol car watching the traffic.
November 18th, 2012  
Civy
 
Thanks folks I guess. Here is a more specific question - you are about to lead a team into a situation where you believe the odds are well stacked against you and the chances are you and your team will be defeated decisively. Is it better to be honest with your team and tell them it is a suicide mission, or do you lie and tell them you believe that if they fight their hardest and stick together as a team they cannot loose. Which is better leadership? - assuming there is no third option.
November 18th, 2012  
Tankboy
 
 
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Originally Posted by The Highway Man
My civi life is mirroring my military one. In the Military Police, I sat in a patrol car watching the traffic, now I'm a Traffic Officer, I sit in a patrol car watching the traffic.
I'm glad mine isn't, have you seen the mess a MBT makes of the roads!
November 18th, 2012  
Capt Frogman
 
 
I'm just as unpleasant now in civi street as I was when I was in the military.
November 18th, 2012  
The Highway Man
 
 
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Originally Posted by Capt Frogman
I'm just as unpleasant now in civi street as I was when I was in the military.
Don't put yourself down petal - you're far worse in civi st!
November 18th, 2012  
Capt Frogman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Highway Man
Don't put yourself down petal - you're far worse in civi st!
Really? I'm glad it's not gone unnoticed!
 


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