A friend’s son is going to boot camp in a few days and will embark on a life changing event. I wanted to make a card with a few USMC saying, but realized he doesn’t know these just yet. In 1997 I made my way to Las Vegas after my active duty as a Marine was over. I still look back at how I learned to be excellent, The pain, the pride, the education, the failures and the restarts. The mindfulness to have persistence in everything challenging. So the quote in the inside of the card is something I believe to be true.
“Excellence is never an accident; it is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities.”