There is one instinct to be wary of – one that you must fight.  This one is a liar.

This one is a saboteur – a backbiter.  And – like the devil himself- he’s a shape-shifter….

He will disguise himself…..
and make you think that he has got your best interests in mind.
But he doesn’t.
This is the instinct that says:

You’ve Had Enough.

You’ve given it your best shot.
You can stand down.
You can back off.
You can take a knee.
This is the instinct that says:

You can rest now.

Do Not listen to that instinct


Because that instinct is a liar and wants to bring you down.



From “Discipline Equals Freedom” by Jocko Willink