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1SG Steven Imerman
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Don't just talk the talk, walk the walk. Troops can smell a sham a mile away.
“Don’t compromise yourself – you’re all you have.” ― John Grisham

Remember, old soldiers never die, they just idly prognosticate away on Rally Point. Cheers!
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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
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1SG Steven Imerman
1SG Steven Imerman
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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen - Thank you. Sometimes I get it right.
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SSG Shawn Mcfadden
SSG Shawn Mcfadden
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Authenticity leads to credibility.
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1SG Steven Imerman
1SG Steven Imerman
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SSG Shawn Mcfadden - Yes, indeed.
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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Good morning Col Burroughs. A lot of people seem to have problems being who they really are. They want to fit in and so they hide their authentic selves. This is emotionally and intellectually exhausting. Be brave and show the world your authentic self. Some will appreciate that and others will not, but that's okay.



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Lt Col Charlie Brown
Lt Col Charlie Brown
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Maj Robert Thornton - great minds...
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SPC Margaret Higgins
SPC Margaret Higgins
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Lt Col Charlie Brown - My Most Adored Sister Charlie, I thank thee; beyond compare; for your mentioning my name; first; in your VERY HONORING list of names.
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SMSgt David A Asbury
SMSgt David A Asbury
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I think being authentic is one having to know their self.
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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Lt Col Charlie Brown - You had some excellent thoughts and quotes for yesterday, sorry I was so far behind in responding Charlie. Have a great Wednesday...

“Authenticity will attract those who follow – leaders become a magnet with confidence and fearless resolve when are the ‘real deal!”. Always be that real person that people can look up to and want to follow. May you always be authentic and have a positive attitude in everything you attempt to do for your own goals and dreams; and be positive for those around you; may you always keep yourself strong and in the best condition to tackle all your objectives; and keep your family safe, secure, happy, and healthy during these uncertain times in our history. Don’t try to be somebody you’re not. Be the real you and authentic throughout your life. Have a great Tuesday.” — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs
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Maj William W. 'Bill' Price
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Good morning COL Mikel J. Burroughs. Henry David Thoreau underscores the call for being authentic. Every day is another chance to do just that. A line from Shakespeare suggests why we should accept the invitation: "To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man." Cheers.
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Alan K.
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Respect for your quotes Maj William W. 'Bill' Price......
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LTC Greg Henning
LTC Greg Henning
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Maj William W. 'Bill' Price The Shakespeare quote nails it!
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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Thanks for the great quote this morning Bill. Have a great evening Maj William W. 'Bill' Price...

“Authenticity will attract those who follow – leaders become a magnet with confidence and fearless resolve when are the ‘real deal!”. Always be that real person that people can look up to and want to follow. May you always be authentic and have a positive attitude in everything you attempt to do for your own goals and dreams; and be positive for those around you; may you always keep yourself strong and in the best condition to tackle all your objectives; and keep your family safe, secure, happy, and healthy during these uncertain times in our history. Don’t try to be somebody you’re not. Be the real you and authentic throughout your life. Have a great Tuesday.” — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs
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1SG Steven Imerman
1SG Steven Imerman
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I recall the great line From Thoreau when he was jailed for not paying his taxes in protest of the Mexican War. His friend, Ralph Waldo Emerson was walking down the street and saw Thoreau looking out the jail window.
"Why Henry, what are you doing in there!"
Thoreau answered, “Waldo, the question is what are you doing out there?”
Good stuff. Thoreau was authentic.
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