Most of us can thank the military for instilling some valuable behaviors in us. For me, it’s always being on time and cleaning up after myself (and, often, others) to improve the proverbial foxhole. The military also ingrained habits in me like backwards planning and keeping accountability of coworkers. While many of the things we learned are invaluable, some behaviors won’t help you get ahead in the civilian world.
Successful people make an effort to keep their minds strong, their skills fresh, their bodies durable, and their sights focused on their goals. They are proactive and always on a path of discovering solutions to problems. They build and maintain resilience, always developing themselves while still being of service to others.