My is from the Novel/Movie Guns of Navarone. It is an excellent novel (although I am not an avid reader unlike my much better half). In the novel/ movie something happened that I have always used to keep me on course when my ego or even vengefulness wants to distract me from what really needs to happen.
In the movie a Special Operations Soldier named Johnny gets killed shortly after he completes an unbelievable mission with his team. Immediately after the mission was completed Johnny went to take out his anger with the enemy and gets killed. The Special Operations team did not plan/train/prepare to take out the enemy, they planned/trained/prepared to take out a huge enemy gun position- which they did. One of Johnny'* teammates asks another teammate "What happened to Johnny", and the response was " Johnny died because he forgot his mission".... and I always remind myself when I get heated about something ..... what is my mission.
2001 Bonneville SSEi, 219,000 miles.
Whats in my driveway:
1998 Chevy S10 4x4 ZR2, 1999 Olds Bravada, 2001 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi, 2007 Ford F-350 regular cab 2WD, 2008 BMW 335i coupe (Wife'* replacement for her Bonneville). The Bonneville is my favorite of all the cars in the driveway.
Last edited by GunsOfNavarone; 01-01-2010 at 10:11 PM.