"Attitude is everything". I first heard this in Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) at Reese AFB in Lubbock, Texas in 1971. One of my classmates exhibited an attitude that was too strongly type A. He had an inflated ego, which was trying to make it clear to everyone that he would become an excellent pilot, better than all of his classmates. Needles to say, this did not endear him to his peers as we were all trying our best, yet found a way to keep our egos in check. It was my instructor who told me and my briefing table mate that we needed to keep our egos in check. That no one wanted to hear how good we were, or could be. That we had to prove ourselves through our actions.