Honor Courage, and Committment (How It Affects Your Work and Shipmates)

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Honor, Courage, and Commitment! (How it affects your work and shipmates) By definition Honor means to exemplify the ultimate in ethical and moral behavior; to never lie cheat or steal; to abide by an uncompromising code of integrity; respect human dignity; and respect others. In my opinion to have honor means to live by a standard of higher morality, to try your best in everything you do, and pride yourself in being an honest and loyal person. No one ever said that doing this would be easy but being honorable means doing what has to be done even when it seems impossible. So far in my career I have made a few mistakes but making mistakes are a part of life, and I believe there is always a chance to learn from those mistakes. One way to ensure that the same mistakes aren’t made could be to list the choices I have made and the outcomes that they’ve had. Once that is complete I will make another list that shows what could have been done differently and what a possible outcome could have been. This will be my own personal way of ensuring every decision I make is an Honorable decision. I also realized that when you aren’t 100 percent honest about your own personal problems you aren’t being honorable. Sometimes it’s hard to discuss how you feel and what you are going through but having honor is also being honorable with yourself. By making sure that you have any and all outlets you may need regardless of what others may thing. To have Courage means to have the mental, moral and physical strength that is ingrained in Sailors starting from day one of boot camp. It is the inner strength that enables a Sailor to do what is right; to adhere to a higher standard of personal conduct; and to make tough decisions under stress and pressure. I believe having courage is one of the hardest things you must have

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