We’re sure all of you know who General Mattis is. Mad-Dog. Chaos. A Marine’s marine, he has become somewhat of a household name.
People who haven’t heard of him are getting the wind now as he’s been our Secretary of Defense. A studious man, he devoted his entire life to the Corps and we can all learn something from his vast experience.
Here are 9 of his quotes and how we can apply them to our everyday life.
Life isn’t easy, so don’t live with your head in the clouds. Find out and assess what’s wrong, and start working toward fixing it. Ignoring the problem will never solve it.
Polite and professional is how we should always be. Don’t kill anybody unless you’re on a battlefield, though. What you can learn here is that you should always be vigilant and never let your guard down.
Stay sharp and be vigilant again. Don’t be afraid to take someone down if they deserve it. Work hard, go out there and get what you earned. Pretty simple.
Probably the most badass quote ever. To apply it in your life, well, be nice, but be prepared not to be, right?
No explanation needed on this one. Just apply this to every single thing you do.
Again, stay sharp, stay vigilant. Both professionally and personally, keeping an ear out for signs of trouble is key to success.
Well, this is definitely about Marines. But keeping your honor probably the most important thing one can do for themselves. No matter what the situation is, keep true to yourself.
A simple one again. You don’t have to be a Marine to keep your head up. Persevere in whatever you do. It’s all just a part of getting to where you want to be.
Well, this one is downright funny, although it deals with a pretty serious aspect of being on the battlefield. Although we can’t relate to that directly on that level, it always feels good when someone takes a stab at us but it doesn’t turn out the way they wanted to. Take time to appreciate that feeling.