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New Year Resolutions - 2013 Style

Posted by firedefense on January 1, 2013 at 9:00 AM

New Year's Resolutions

Since you are reading this, it would appear we survived the end of the world. I'm fairly disappointed, as I really wanted to fight zombies, and other critters!

Another year has passed, and I know for myself, it's been a very busy year. My kid has been growing leaps and bounds, and we've been busier than ever. I'm sure the last year for everyone reading this, was probably every bit as busy as my past year. I also hope your New Year's festivities were fun, but very uneventful.

This time of year always brings around the age old question: "What will be your New Year's Resolution?" Most people out there will talk about it, and some might even make a commitment to lose some weight, or to stop a bad habit. Do you have something in mind that you would like to change? I know I do.

My New Year's Resolution is to fight complacency. If you have done any job for any amount of time, you know that complacency can, and will creep in to your work place. How do we fight complacency? Here are some ideas:

1. Communicate with your supervisor. I know not everyone loves their boss. But, we have to work with them, and for them, so we might as well get along. Communicating what is expected of you, and how you can improve your quality of work, might be a great way to fight complacency.

2. Attend training. Any training related to your job is a great way to refresh why you took that job, or why you were attracted to that career field. I like to attend anything that improves my effectiveness as a law enforcement officer.

3. Accept that bad things happen. We live in an ugly world, and it's hard to accept that bad things happen to good people. For myself, I am trying to savor every moment I have with my family, and I hope you do too. We don't know when it will end for us, so go and live your life, and be as safe as you can.

4. Prepare for the worst, and hope for the best. This is similar to #3, but I'm more specifically talking about your physical skills. Continue, or start a new workout routine. Get out and shoot as much as you can. To help fight complacency, conduct your training with your job in mind. Whenever I shoot, or workout, I start by thinking about WHY, I'm doing whatever I'm doing.

I hope some of these simple ideas help you with your New Year's Resolution. If you're not into resolutions, I understand, but I hope it helps anyway.

Until next time, train hard, and stay safe!

Team F.I.R.E.

Categories: General firearms and self defense.

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