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The “Colonel’s” VFV Motivational/Inspirational Quotes & Message of the Day!

Updated: May 5

“If you’re willing to take the time and effort, you can create your greatest purpose in life!” — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs

You have to be willing to change in order to grow!
Today's Message is: "Willing Day!" Why Not?

The “Colonel’s” VFV Motivational/Inspirational Quotes & Message of the Day!


Good “Monday!” Morning “Band of Brothers & Sisters,” and all great connections.  Welcome to the new week from the “Colonel’s Foxhole” in Conroe, TX — 29 April 2024!


Today’s Message is:  “Willing Day!”  Why Not?

“Leadership is never is easy…it’s hard.  Leaders have to be willing to sacrifice themselves for the greater good of the people they lead.  They have the right attitude, a willingness to achieve, and the confidence to overcome.  Are you willing to put your heart and soul into your leadership?” — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs  

More Awesome Quotes for Today’s Message:


“If the mind is willing, the flesh could go on without many things.” — Sun Tzu


You cannot grow unless you are willing to change.  You will never improve yourself if you cling to what used to be.”  — Chief Seattle

“You must be willing to leave the life that you planned in order to find the one waiting for you.” — Joseph Campbell


“The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else to get it first.” — Iyanla Vanzant

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” — Jim Rohn


“If you are willing to do only what’s easy, life will be hard.  But if you’re willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy.” — T. Harv Eker


“Knowing is not enough, we must apply.  Willing is not enough, we must do.” — Bruce Lee


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Leaders need to be able to see all aspects of any situation. But above all else they must also be willing to accept ideas that weren't necessarily their own.

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There are a lot of ideas that come from the people you lead and you need to be willing to accept them as part of buiding your team and organization up to thte next level. Thank you Jack!


Good Monday afternoon Colonel. Couldn’t resist the USMC quote.

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Thank you for all the great quotes yesterday Robert. For some reason I'm always a day behind here lately!


Good morning Col Burroughs and all of my brothers and sisters here on VFV. The work of the Lord is never easy until you say, Here I am Lord, send me, send me. Have a blessed day today and always.

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Is Saying ‘Lord Willing’ Biblical?

Fear is usually the driving factor in leading us to doubt God’s will, and saying, “Lord willing.” But God has not given us a spirit of fear. So, let us give up our own control and trade them for the assurance of God’s will.





We do not know when our lives will end here on earth. Plans almost always end up changing. Look at the…

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Excellent post Gene...thank you my friend!

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