There is something alive within our spirit that challenges us to cause harm or to create good. However, there is inherently a greater good within us.
We choose every day what we will believe, and how we will obey those choices.
Changing course can be extremely troublesome.
Sometimes we are ready and off we go into uncharted waters, not knowing the outcome.
I would like to challenge you to adopt a ‘Water Rescue Mindset’ for Rescue Water Craft. What does that mean?
I would extend to you an invitation to get to know your boat first.
Second to be comfortable in the water you operate in.
And lastly, our third place; test your ideas and training, evaluate with a fearsome courage and make corrections as you pivot.
You are not under your own dominion, we are fractions of many unified natures; some are ancestral, some are derived from immediate influences and other are cultural.
A few of us have firm belief in a spiritual calling. For sure you are called to the domain of water rescue.
This is a service oriented outreach. To be a servant towards others in a moment of peril.
Foremost if you work for an agency you are a representative of that heritage and our maritime culture.
Egotistical and Narcissist behaviors are not helpful.
Don’t think it’s not you. It is, and it is I as well, we have to admit that we can be the biggest problem on the boat. Then we can pivot starboard side to a better course.
You can choose to strive towards things that can allow you to become a creator and you will feel better about the actions you put out into the world.
We feel good when we help others, its chemical in our brain and it feeds our body, some people are not aware of this.
That is why the more goodness we generate, the better our life becomes and everything around us increases.
We can replace bad behaviors in operations with good ones. It is as simple as wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).
For some people this is uncomfortable because it is a challenge against their ego. But really it is not.
It is a lifesaving reality of professional development.
If operational experiences are chronically negative with your program or your Rescue Water Craft keeps breaking down, it is time to work out the consequences.
This will help you or your agency save money, preserve your vessel, increase safety and probably discover there are a lot more ways you can utilize your Rescue Water Craft.
Remember, the problem is us. It is not the boat or the trailer. You and I are the problem and that means we can equally be the solution.
I encourage you to continue to develop your spirit first. Because when you do that, positive changes will influence everything else you command.
Be Brave. Triumph.
Posted: August 5, 2019
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