An almost foolproof way to achieve every goal you set

This is an incredible article that my good friend Zabrina Minor shared with me. It’s definitely one I’m going to be incorporating from here on out.

Article: An almost foolproof way to achieve every goal you set.

And if you read it and have a better way or other system that you use, share how you reach your goals below! I’m all about keeping an open mind and always striving to improve and reach as far as I can. Thanks! And here’s to all of us getting closer to reaching our goals!

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

About me: I’m an action fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years writing every day in the newspaper business. Please consider subscribing for email alerts — I mostly post about things that either motivate you, inspire you, or make you laugh.

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Why are Muslims leaving the safety and comfort of Europe and joining ISIS?

This is the best article I’ve read yet about why young people are leaving Europe to join ISIS. And it’s written by the former Pakistani Ambassador to the UK and Ireland, Ambassador Akbar Ahmed — a man who’s written more than a dozen award-winning books, including “Discovering Islam,” and he’s been called “the world’s leading authority on contemporary Islam” by the BBC.

Here’s the article: Why are European Muslims joining ISIS? (For those who don’t know, ISIS is so radical that it not only regularly beheads and executes people, it’s also killed 120 of its own members who wanted to quit and go home.)

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

About me: I’m an action fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years writing every day in the newspaper business. Please consider subscribing for email alerts — I mostly post about things that either motivate you, inspire you, or make you laugh.

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The year 2014 in review, as far as this most amazing website goes

WordPress.com issued a 2014 annual report for my blog, and apparently, my writing has “staying power,”according to those geniuses. (Hey, I’m not going to argue…)

The report has some pretty cool stuff in it, and it lists my most popular posts, in case you missed them. (New subscribers, I’m looking at you… lol)

And huge props for my top commenters this past year: T. W. Dittmer, Tom Johnson, Old Gyrene, Letizia, and 1st Sgt Jim Stelling. (If I didn’t list your name, you need to step it up. Don’t make me go all Marine on you.)

But seriously, you guys know I like hearing from you. Not only do you “edumacate” me, which me needs I need, I also so enjoy the friendships I’ve created through this site. Yes, I said “friendships.”

You guys mean the world to me and have helped me grow from being a timid writer, who wondered if many would want to read another shoot-‘em-up author, to having the audacity to write about a crazy bad guy who’s running around with a katana sword. (And apparently, judging by the sales numbers, I’m not the only weirdo who would read such a book!)

So, again, thanks everyone, and thanks for all the times you all stopped by, conversed, or even disagreed with something I wrote. I’ve always said a good blog/author website should be like a bar. It’s a place for friends to hang out and discuss the day’s news or events. You regulars have helped make this site precisely this way.

And if you all have any thoughts on things I should blog about in the year ahead (or even topics or categories), throw them out there. I’m still trying to wrap my arms around what this site should look like in the future.

Here’s the link to the full report again.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

About me: I’m an action fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years in the newspaper business. Please consider subscribing to my blog — I mostly post about things that either motivate you, inspire you, or make you laugh.

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Some inspiration and hope for the week

Hope these inspire (or inform) you!

(Inspiring quotes up top; military updates/news at the bottom.)

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How wolves change rivers

I watched this as a total skeptic, but it seems pretty convincing. And very inspiring.

Maybe our entire ecosystem is far more thought out and balanced than we ever thought.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

About me: I’m an action fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years in the newspaper business. Please consider subscribing to my blog — I mostly post about things that either motivate you, inspire you, or make you laugh.

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