I just wanted to share something with you…
Well, I am back from Afghanistan. One adventure over, and wondering what the next one will be. But I am starting to reflect a little on my time out in Afghan.
And of course when you do that you start to look at what you did and how you did it, and for me that’s when the doubts creep in. Did I do it well enough? Was I good enough? I wanted to go and test myself…how did I fare in that test?
But then on Wednesday we had our medals parade. And the OC of our deployment gave a short final speech at the end of the parade just before we fell out and rejoined our families. They are not his own words – they belong to Theodore Roosevelt – but to hear them…well, they made me feel a lot better about how I tackled the deployment itself.
And here they are:
I think they’ve replaced Kipling’s ‘IF’ as my favourite quote now.