Never Sit Still

By Mark vonAppen

As we work to correct all that is wrong with the fire service, we have to keep in mind all that is right with our people, and this great and noble profession of which we are a part.  We are at our best when we are outside. When we train, sweat, and improve together it makes us feel alive.   

Don’t spend your career being bored.  If you are, maybe you should think about doing something else.  Nobody will do it for you.  If you aren’t moving, you aren’t progressing.

Nobody will do it for you.  If you aren’t moving, you aren’t progressing.

Never sit still.  Focus on what you can control.  Too often, we focus on things that we can’t control, and it keeps us from focusing on the things that we can positively influence.  Your reach is far greater than you realize.  Give your best effort every day.  Do your job, treat people right, give all out effort, and have an all in attitude.  

That’s all anyone can ask of you.

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