Lessons From Legends: 122344a

ALASKA, CP Army Hub Headquarters – In this weekly series, we pay our CP Army veterans a penny for their thoughts. We’re here to find and share their wisdom through interviews, so what can we learn from this edition?

122344a

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We define wisdom as knowledge, and the capacity to make due use of it. And in our third edition, CP Army Hub learns a lesson from legend 122344a, who earns everyone’s respect from countless years supporting his major army.

Experience

The legend we look at today began his army career in the year 2007. He created the army, Army Republic, with one other leader. His creation lasted until 2017. Throughout the generations, A led in different times to keep the army running. Army Republic became a well-known army and led to a lot of crucial events in CPA history. You can read more about A here and his army creation here. 122344a became an influential army leader through his long years and his ability to help his army strong, so let’s learn a few things from him.

What is the general theme you’ve tried to uphold in CPA?

Well when I was in armies I never tried to take it too incredibly seriously. Often times you’d see leaders devoting all of their time and energy towards an army, and they’d subsequently treat their recruits and peers in the army very coldly. To me I tried to stress that armies were primarily to be fun and shouldn’t be taken too seriously, and that you’re in them to make friends and have something fun to do together, and if you find yourself genuinely stressing about them all of the time, then it’s time to take a step back

That’s great! What was the hardest thing you overcame in your CP armies career? How were you able to?

I think it was actually making AR a well-known army. For years I had been trying to make AR even known by some people, and it wasn’t until 2009-2010 that I actually started making progress. Then around 2012-2013 AR was finally able to become a world power, and it astounded me that I was able to bring a small rogue army on Mammoth & Tundra to a world power that began even reaching 1st in the CPAC Top 10 a couple of times. That was the hardest thing because it took the longest, and I was able to accomplish this by accepting that I couldn’t do everything by myself. I’m not the best leader, nor do I claim to be, and when I accepted this it was then that I was able to accept help from great AR leaders who helped me raise it to such heights

What lessons have you learned from here that have transferred over to real life?

There’s a couple: I think the first and foremost is learning how people work and how to successfully negotiate and interact with them, my time in armies had me interacting with others nonstop, and this skill has transferred over to my personal life as well. Additionally, being in armies helped me get into programming, which has impacted my life greatly considering my entire line of work revolves around that. (Also armies helped me become a master of time zones lol)

Okay last question, what is the greatest wisdom you take to heart?

Put your own happiness and well-being first, even if it means making some sacrifices along the way

What legend 122344a has to say here is relatable for a majority of the CP Army community. There is plenty we can learn from what A has already figured out in his time here. From de-stressing to humbling yourself, communicating with others, and putting wellness before anything else. All essential implementations in our lives. Come back next week to hear more from your favorites and learn life-changing ideas!

What do YOU think of this edition? Will YOU take what 122344a says to heart? Comment YOUR opinion down below!

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