Congratulations, you have now entered the jungle called Earth. Yourmission - whether you accept it or not - is to get through Basic Trainingand advance as far in the ranks as you can. Each day you are in this bootcamp, recruit, you will learn lessons. You may like the lessons or hatethem. You may get along with the drill instructors or spend all your time onreport. You may think the lessons are stupid, useless, pointless, trivial…but you signed on. So suck it up, recruit!
#4: SPIRIT WILL DRIVE YOU BY EMOTIONS AND ILLNESS
That's right, recruit. There is no way that you can avoid the obstaclecourse. Your commanding officer, your Spirit, has laid booby traps hiddenall along the obstacle course. You might know them better as "emotions"(energy in motion) and"illness"(body and mind diseases and disorders).
#5: THERE ARE NO MISTAKES: ONLY LESSONS & EXPERIENCE
You will screw up your training, recruit. Nobody gets it right the first time,or the second time, or the third. Just keep at it. You will learn as much fromyour "snafus" as from your successes. And all obstacles will eventually beovercome.
#6: A LESSON FAILED IS REPEATED UNTIL LEARNED
Our drill instructors here on Earth will show you no mercy. You will repeatyour lessons again and again in various forms until you have learnedthem. Our drill instructors are tough but they are fair (and they love givingout push ups).
#7: LEARNING NEVER ENDS NO MATTER WHAT YOU LEARN
Face it, recruit. You will move onto tougher and tougher lesson andinstructors. Those are the "rules of engagement". And this is not a drill!
#8: YOU ARE PERFECT: "THERE" IS NO BETTER THAN "HERE"
Our drill instructors have been through the program too. They have heardevery excuse, know every dodge, and have memorized every trick in thebook. Right now, they have put you where you need to be: even if it iscleaning latrines!
#9: OTHERS ARE MERELY MIRRORS OF YOURSELF
What you love or hate about your officers, drill instructors, and fellowrecruits is really what you love or hate about yourself. Here's a tip, recruit:try loving yourself more and you will avoid lots of booby traps!
#10: WHAT YOU MAKE OF YOUR LIFE IS TOTALLY UP TO YOU