Better Late Than Never: A Daily Happiness and Passion for What You Love to Do


B.A. Brandon Amerine
This post, in and of itself, is better late than never. Enjoy.

Confidence in the things you believe in and a DAILY happiness and passion for what you love to do. This is the way to success.

I’ve finally been slotted as a Platoon Leader in the 82nd Airborne Division, 2-501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, and has been taking up the vast majority of my time. I’ve been working hard to develop a culture and atmosphere within my platoon of success and confidence in what you do, resulting in a more successful Airborne Infantry Rifle Platoon. This is only done through patience and confidence with my own actions. This is a daily fight and struggle that I am more than blessed to have been given.

I believe firmly that God has big plans for each and every one of us. And I believe that if we’re not trying our hardest to be the best possible version of ourselves that we can be, we’re failing not only those around us and ourselves, but we’re failing what God has planned for us.

I have an amazing support system behind me with my wife, Megan​ and with my parents and siblings. Each one of them want to see me succeed and do great things just as much as I do. And I owe that to them; to everyone I meet and encounter on a daily basis.

I feel everyone in life owes that to themselves and to the ones they love and to everyone they meet in life. I feel that working hard and doing the best you possibly can with the talents and gifts you have is what really maters and counts in life. And really, when we stop and think about it, the only person stopping us from doing that is ourselves.

I want to, day in and day out, strive to push myself and those around me to be the best that they can possibly be. That comes with a confidence in the things you believe in and a DAILY happiness and passion for what you love to do. For me, my love and passion solely lies in being the best possible husband, son, brother, teammate, soldier and leader that I can possibly be.

None of us should have to look back on our lives and think to ourselves, “Why didn’t I at least try?!”

Failure happens. It’s inevitable. But the True Leader accepts that fact and tries anyways. He either fails and learns from it, or he succeeds and remains humble, continuing his passion to learn and better himself regardless.

None of us should ever settle with what we have or what we have achieved or accomplished because there’s always room for improvement, theres always that extra bit of knowledge we can obtain or that person we could help. Each of us should continually strive to be the best possible versions of ourselves that we can be.


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