Have you ever received advice -- and then ignored it?
It wasn't just yesterday, but I remember it well.
As I prepared for my pre-dawn drive to the Military Entrance and Processing Station in Los Angeles, my step-father offered some friendly advice. It was advice he learned -- and I suppose, followed himself -- when he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
His advice was short and simple:
Never volunteer for anything.
Being an 18-year-old know-it-all, I ignored Big Rick's advice and volunteered for a couple of simple duties (e.g., dorm guard, element leader, etc.) during my first couple days of basic training.
Then I volunteered to serve to lead 12 other trainees.