New Year Advice!

While attending Church on Sunday, the Preacher said something particular familiar to me and it will be to you. It is a saying we all use for comfort and very much so as an excuse when we don’t want to do something right then or maybe even at all. It is associated with this time of season. Often times we find ourselves with short comings and we like to say ” I’m going to do better in the New Year” or ” That’s my New Year’s resolution “. Truth is when the New Year comes your still going to be the same person you were when you came into the New Year unless you start to act now. If you are the Company Officer that says my company is going to do more training in the New Year, start now chances are they really need it and you just have not grown a pair to make them do it. If your the Firefighter who says they will study harder in the New Year, Start now as much information as you can gather will help you be a better thinking firefighter. Which will help you almost immediately. We could attach lots of things to this post and you are all welcome too, but I think my point is clear. The person, firefighter you are right now will be the same person you are in the New Year unless you start your resolve now. Start doing now, do not wait on the New Year . The fact is whatever you might be holding off on for the New Year could be what you should have known for the next run, that could prevent you from seeing that New Year. Happy Holidays to you all God Bless and Please Stay Safe.

2 Comments

  • anchorpoint1 says:

    I agree. I find in my personal life if I say “I’ll start on Monday” It ain’t gonna happen. If I tell myself “I need to start NOW”, it happens.
    You cannot put off making things happen. Things get done by doing them. And wherever you are is where you’re at. Obvious statements for all. GET BUSY!!!
    and stay safe.

  • drillmaster2 says:

    Well said Brother! A saying I learned long ago moves me along in these situations. Step up or step aside! We owe it to our families and Brothers. Stay Safe and enjoy the holidays!

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