Always have a plan. Just remember that Murphy always shows up so…
“Imodadov.” Improvise, modify, adapt, and overcome. “Semper Gumby.”
Success triad: situational awareness, managing fear, and functional movement. (SPEAR)
Always split on aces and eights
Never give up & never surrender, unless you choose someone else’s life or safety over your own.
Never lie, cheat, or steal.
Never trust anyone unless they’ve earned it.
Murphy’s three statuses: SNAFU (Situation normal, all fouled up), TARFU (Things are really fouled up), and FUBAR (Fouled up beyond all recognition.)
Triple check every communiqué before you send it to make sure that your intentions are clear so no SNAFUs pop up.
Safety is never a permanent state of affairs.
Utilize speed, surprise, and violence of action in every interaction. (SPEAR)
Never put your car in park at an ATM.
Don’t be a SNIOP: Susceptible to the Negative Influences of Other People. – Zig Ziglar
If you give someone a gift then the gift is gone. Never ask to have it back.
The Three D’s: Detect, Defuse, Defend (SPEAR)
Make sure your passion isn’t your sickness.
Value loyalty above all else
“What comes out of your mouth is determined by what goes into your mind.” – Zig Ziglar
Use your wit to amuse, not abuse.
There’s a difference between “martial arts” and fighting. Know the difference.
Never say “I don’t care.”
Just because you know something it doesn’t mean you have to share it with everybody else.