Find Your Next Mission

By | January 1, 2022

[January 1, 2022]  I believe it most appropriate to look ahead to the future in this first article of the New Year.  The year 2022 will bring unexpected challenges to advocates of liberty, self-determination, and prosperity.  Those who chose the most challenging way ahead to this end will be rewarded as we find our next mission in life.

How do we, those of us steeped in the Western view of individualism, move ahead with our families and communities?  Will we be able to navigate the troubled waters ahead in 2022?  Can we provide the much-needed strong leadership to pursue a better path to a brighter tomorrow?

These questions and more will be addressed from the perspective of what we can do and how we can learn from failure and success.  Weak leaders will continue to enable evil and smart folks without a grounding in morals will encourage evil.

Suppose the current social trends of last year continue.  In that case, long-standing traditions and histories will be changed or deleted, an evolving “new” moral lens (without a foundation in tradition or relevant experience), and less political, religious, and individual freedom.  That is troubling, but there are bright spots.

The single, most supportive thing any of us do is help ourselves and our families.  If we can then do so, we might move forward to helping our community.  Those who do are fulfilling a primary leader obligation.

I see a growing class of young men and women who outright reject the enticement of the ideologies that support violence, hatred, and envy.  I’m encouraged by them.  These young people need encouragement and support.  We must learn to recognize who they are and give them our blessings and help.  Let’s have their back so they can move forward to making our world a better place.

It can be done.  That is why I look forward to the New Year of 2022 with happiness.

Happy New Year and best wishes to all those who would do our world good.


Please read my new book, “Our Longest Year in Iraq,” at Amazon (link here).

Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

Hello. I'm Doug and I provide at least one article every day on some leadership topic. I welcome comments and also guests who would like to write an article. Thanks for reading my blog.

19 thoughts on “Find Your Next Mission

  1. Lynn Pitts

    Find it and you will work your ass off but you will also be content and at peace.

  2. José Luis Rodriguez

    Tell the truth and adopt responsibility. This is the basis of what Gen. Satterfield has told us repeatedly. He is right, of course, and this idea to ‘find your mission’ in life is an outgrowth of these ideas. If you are “lost” or you are “searching for yourself,” then the right place to be is around others who have your welfare in mind. Be a leader if you can. that way you can be the best you can possibly be. Thanks to Gen. Satterfield, I’m a better man today than i ever way.

    1. Goalie for Cal State

      Jose, thanks for being on here and giving us a little insight into you.

  3. Fr. Joseph

    Focus on the family. YES! 🙏
    Keep the individual sacrosanct and Christ above us all.

  4. Janna Faulkner

    I see some of the regular folks who comment have added some new year’s resolutions below. If you got to this point in the narrative forum, then go and read them too. Some thoughtful comments there. Now, i’ll add my new year’s resolutions:
    Stop being a bit*h so often
    Smile more in public
    Motivate myself and others to do good things
    Make my family appreciate me more

      1. Bohom

        I love reading them. Good entertainment. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    1. Valkerie

      Cute. But I do like #13. I will make more friends. Best of all. General Satterfield, once again, delivers on an article that makes me think. THinking, BTW, is hard hard hard. It takes some patience and working at it but on occasion, I do have some thoughts that are actually pretty good. I work at it every day without fail. I can see I’m better for it as compared to a year ago.

  5. Rowen Tabernackle

    “I see a growing class of young men and women who outright reject the enticement of the ideologies that support violence, hatred, and envy. I’m encouraged by them. ” .. Gen. Satterfield best quote. I too am encouraged.

  6. Andrew Dooley

    Wow, a bit philosophical, Gen. Satterfield. And, yes, you too, have a Happy New Year!

    1. Doug Smith

      …… and wishing everyone, esp. those who are fans of this leadership forum, a very happy new year, too. And, I plan on making my new year’s resolutions soon. can we post them here? I hope so, and I will if you guys think it’s okay.

      1. Purse 5

        Tell the truth
        Don’t be a jerk
        Value my family and God
        Lost 50 lbs.

      2. Jerome Smith

        Get a better job where the folks are nicer
        Settle down and get married
        Never ever ever give up

      3. Cat A Miss

        Get more organized (clean my room)
        Read more
        Help others
        Have fun with my family and friends

          1. Mr. T.J. Asper

            Yep, some good stuff here. Oh, HAPPY NEW YEAR……… I look forward to more great things from Gen. Satterfield. Don’t forget people !!!!! pay attention here !!!!! buy Gen. Satterfield’s new book, The Longest Year in Iraq.

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