What Veterans Can Teach Us

Acquiring the title of a Veteran or being recognized among men and women as a reputable veteran is not something that comes in naturally. Ideally, not everybody is called upon to put his or her life in the line of duty to defend or safeguard something especially like what happens in the military.

You will agree with me that such people who undertake demanding jobs are well vast and experienced in that field. Surprisingly what makes them success may or may not be attached to their skill but other humanitarian traits that they picked up in the line of duty.

This article has tried to’ mine’ out some of these traits and presents comprehensive tutorials of what you can learn as an ordinary person from a veteran.  

Veterans are dignified and honored people in the world. US government has gone ahead to set up November 11th every year as the day to honor, award and appreciate her veterans. Some of the moral lessons to what veterans can teach us to include in our life are the following

Importance of working as teamwork

When soldiers are on duty the critical determinant of mission success is their coordination and corporation. Here individual diversity is never considerate. Without collaboration, coordination and corporation are never present, and the mission stands a chance of failing terribly. Veterans know the true meaning of being your brothers’ keeper.

Veterans go through severe trauma and death threatening encounters’ in life, but teamwork always keeps them going. In deadly issues, external issues take the backburner; people come together to face the monster and accomplish what is ahead of them.

According to veterans, teamwork is a pillar towards achieving success in life.

Importance of working under stress

No one becomes a veteran without taking up several challenges and accomplishing them on time and correctly. Some challenge may require you to sacrifice on staffs like being with your family, going for fun with friends, sometimes even eating among others.

Imagine a case of soldiers on a battlefield who have to make quite difficult decisions with little information about their enemy all aimed at increasing chances of winning the battle and coming out alive. Such experiences give you no time to start stressing yourself with life encounter. It is a do or die mission, and you have to move on.

Veterans take time to figure out, do analysis and plans for the best results. This should also be a take-up home moral lesson as a common person. When in demanding task ahead with limited time, veterans advise that you do not need to start agonizing over it, plans before, and walk the plan.

The need to value change

In planned encounters, like military missions changes in inevitable. Accordingly to Marty Stewart, a renowned veteran who worked within US military for 22 years nine of who includes service in the Army National Guard that included deployment to Iraq battlefield, learning to cope with changes whenever they come is a must. Stewart points out that some changes may be the avenue for you to see what is on the other side and probably the channel to succeed. 

Other veterans advise that it is good to embrace change even if it is beyond your comfort zone. Even successful business people in life have learned to accept changes and align themselves by actually using those changes positively to proper grow their business. They say opportunities do not come; you create it so change. We all face a drastic change in our day to day life. Obsessing and trying to resist change never help us. We need to be flexible to what we hold as plans and adjust to better our life.

Our freedom value

When the military is on the battlefield, what they value more is their freedom. That is why when they are facing an enemy who is a threat to their freedom they will plan to reorganize and plan again so that after winning they regain their independence. 

Imagine living in a country where the only thing you hear is bomb sounds and gunshots flying in all directions. Also, imagine being in a situation where all you want is education, food, and shelter but those basic needs cannot reach you since they are reprimanded and confiscated. Some people out there have no access to what we see as common things to us.

When one is called to offer and restore certainty in such a community or country, one gets a lifetime experience. That is why military veterans will advise and teach people the need to value freedom among themselves and that of their friends.

Need to appreciate yourself

Lastly, veterans teach ordinary persons the need to appreciate their self at any time. US  military, for example, leaves behind their loved us and travel to far countries like Iraq, Kuwait, Somalia among other deadly battlefields and still comes back home alive or not. Those who come back live counts, that as great experience.

The best thing, therefore, you can learn from a veteran is the need to appreciate your effort at that awkward moment of your life. Most vets will tell you to remember that you have ever won somewhere and indeed, you will win again.

If veterans can teach us all the above and yet there have gone fearful encounters in life who are we not to get encouraged. Wake up from your slander and keep the wheel of life rolling.