"Just Do It."
Brian was a bit of a legend but he always kept to himself. The man had the trifecta of traits that I admired so much. He was Tough, Smart, and Humble. A lot of guys had one or two but all three? ~ Not many.
They said he spoke at least seven languages. He could kick pretty much everyone's butt on base and for some reason he paid attention to a simple young guy who wanted to learn. It was really appreciated.
"You've got to think in threes.~ Our mind seems to pick up stuff in threes". Think about the rule of three in writing or trichotomy in philosophy. 3 is the number of truth. It's past, present and future.
When you need to come up with a plan. Think of Three ~ A, B and C.
How about ~ Vendi, Vidi, Vici? ~ Want to make a point? Always remember what Churchill said ~ Hit it once with a sledgehammer, Go hit it again, and then come back again and hit it with a mighty whack.
Do you want to teach someone something? ~ Tell them what you are going to say ~ Go Ahead and Say It ~ Then tell them what you said.
Remember soldier ~ "Your mind is your most powerful weapon and for some reason it works in threes". Heck If all else fails, and worse comes to worst, you can always go with ~ "Rock, Paper, Scissors".