Do you have a personal creed, manifesto and IOS ?

Hey guys, I have been thinking a lot (and reading a lot) about how successful people and organizations have a strict operating system, a manifesto or an IOS – Internal Operating System. Brendon Burchard talks about it is his book Motivation Manifesto,

the US Army has one ……

I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills. I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself. I am an expert and I am a professional. I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.

and our Navy Seals certainly have one ….

Navy SEAL Code: • Loyalty to Country, Team and Teammate • Serve with Honor and Integrity On and Off the Battlefield • Ready to Lead, Ready to Follow, Never Quit – Take responsibility for your actions and the actions of your teammates • Excel as Warriors through Discipline and Innovation • Train for War, Fight to Win, Defeat our Nation’s Enemies • Earn your Trident everyday

And you’ve certainly read my cowboy code before if you are a regular follower of My Cowboy Wisdom Blog, here it is

SO, DO YOU THINK IT WOULD BE GOOD / GREAT FOR EACH OF US TO DESIGN OUR OWN IOS – CODE OF CONDUCT ?

Ryan Michler (Order of Man and author of the fantastic book I am reading – “sovereignty – the battle for the hearts and minds of men“has the following guidance

It is critical that you internalize this code. As you are faced with the challenges that will inevitably arise as you wrestle for control of your life, you need an operating system by which to measure your decisions. In his book On Killing, Colonel Grossman discusses the idea that we must come up with a set of predetermined responses so when we’re faced with difficult decisions, we don’t allow the filter of emotions we’re looking through to taint our ability and desire to make the right choice. Knowing, understanding, and internalizing the Code of Conduct will help you make definitive decisions in the midst of difficult circumstances.

PS – sorry if this post is a little all over the place – am doing it from my IPad on a bike in the gym and its challenging

Food or thought, comments ?