Your weekly roundup of motivation and news, 4/30/21

I haven’t shared a blogpost in a while, so I thought I’d share a summary of motivation and (mostly) military news for you all.

I’ve been posting much of these on Twitter, but since most of you probably don’t live on Twitter, these will probably be new to the vast majority of you all. (You can click on any link and go to the website; not Twitter. So, you don’t need to have Twitter to view the articles linked to below.

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“People who wonder if the glass is half empty or full miss the point. The glass is refillable.” – Unknown

“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” — Jim Rohn

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all.” – Thomas J. Watson

“Don’t expect immediate success. Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” — Napoleon Hill

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Wait. We fought the Russians in World War 1?! You’re kidding me, right?

I was reading a book about the early days of the FBI today and learned a pretty incredible thing, which was just a minor footnote to the book I was reading. But I was so floored by this detail in the book that I had to fact check it. And then I had to read more about it, just to make sure I wasn’t crazy. (Or that I hadn’t slept through history class.)

Anyway, did you all know that Americans actually fought and killed Russians in World War I? Like, we had troops IN their country? Like, quite a few troops in their country? (13,000.)

Yeah, I didn’t either.

If you have a couple of minutes, go check out this article: The Forgotten Story of the American Troops Who Got Caught Up in the Russian Civil War. Even after the armistice was signed ending World War I, the doughboys clashed with Russian forces 100 years ago.

Americans were outnumbered 8-to-1 in this fighting and lost some good men. Additionally, it was kind of a pre-cursor to the Vietnam War, as the article mentions, because none of the troops deployed there (or Amercians back home) really understood why we were there.

Go check it out, and as always: never forget all of those who served and sacrificed in far-off shores for our country.

Semper Fidelis,

Stan R. Mitchell


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Some of my favorite authors and influences are Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, Robert B. Parker, and Stephen Hunter. If you enjoy reading them, then more than likely you’ll enjoy my writing.

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Writers are crazy, and I’m crazier than most.

Happy New Year 2021

Hey guys!

Here’s to a new year, along with a quick message from me and the family.

Hope you enjoy!

Until next time,

Stan R. Mitchell


About me: My name is Stan R. Mitchell, and I write exciting, fast-paced thrillers. Both military action and mystery whodunnits. Ten books penned. 70,000+ sold. Some of my favorite authors and influences are Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, Robert B. Parker, and Stephen Hunter.

If you enjoy them, then more than likely you’ll enjoy my writing.

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