…today’s secret…military pins.

Military lapel pins trace their roots to the Civil War where soldiers wore pins with their unit number on it to help recognize their buddies who were strewn over huge tracts of land.

Military pins have evolved today to show collective pride, accomplishments, and even to mark status in today’s military.

Unfortunately, as a civilian choosing to help individuals facing social, economic, educational, physical, or mental hardships…you get no outward symbol of internal accomplishment.

You are on your own to know who you are, what itch needs scratched, and what factors are blocking your progress.

And, of course, there is a downside to having to pin yourself each morning from the inside out.

Hours turn into days, weeks into months, and before you know it you’re wondering if you are not a part of the walking dead helping the walking dead.

So, here’s how you remind yourself each day you are making the world a better place to live.

Each morning pin yourself with two questions.

1) What is it that I’m trying to make happen?
2) How do I measure success?

These are two of the easiest questions to ask and two of the hardest questions to answer.

1) What is it that I’m trying to make happen?
2) How do I measure success?

Ask and answer them each day and your buddies will know who and where you are. You will not lose your way. Promise.