Sign at entrance to US Army Ranger Schoo

Life is hard, so make the best of it.  Simply put, you will have some great days, some good days, some average days, some bad days, and even some absolutely miserable ones.  One way to help keep your sanity is to approach everyday with a positive mental attitude.   It may be the main thing that helps you make it through the tough days.   Besides, you do not have a choice of what will happen to you in any given day.  But, you can choose how you will react to these events. Sometimes when I am down I remember the US Army Ranger Creed that we recited every morning at Ranger School. It helps me remember who I am and what I can do, even when the odds are stacked against me. I will talk more about this creed and Ranger School later.

Recognizing that I volunteered as a ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of the Rangers.

– First Stanza of Ranger Creed

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