I often say that the law enforcement career is a marathon and not a sprint and within the pacing of any profession, there will be good and bad days. If you aren’t as fortunate, there may be bad months or even years, but one thing is for sure…no job, anywhere, is full of fun.
This has direct application every single day I go to work. Thank you sir!
An awesome word for today's leaders. I hope future leaders take note!
Uncle Trav ,
This article is very deep.
Emotions are very complexed , and even with the study of how our mind / thoughts afffect our actions e.g. " Emotional Intelligence " as humans , there are always going to be times when our emotions get the best of us.
There are positive emotions that fule us to take action , and negative ones that do the same.
What might appear as a negative action to some , might appear positive to others.
Remember how we started off your interview with me ?
I started crying right at the onset , and throughout the interview , but no one perceived me as not having " Emotional Intelligence / self control , because my emotions were real , and connected with everyone else's.
There's a saying :
" What comes from the heart , reaches the heart. "
Being a Police Officer such as yourself is one of the most challenging occupations that requires control of ones emotions.
I've been out with Police Officers / EMS and have witnessed first hand what it takes for them to handle certain situations emotionally.
I couldn't do it man . ..
The stress level of Police Officers is much higher than most - they have to confront and deal with things that most people couldn't possibly understand.
Then , they have to somehow try to process all of the horrific things they encounter out there , and try not to bring it back home.
Ok , you gave that guy the buisness , but at least you are aware of it , and are willing to address it.
What about Leaders / Ranking Officers who's behavior is like that on the regular ?
However it lands , is how it lands.
He handle it 🤕
Commander Heal used to tell me stories about combat missions he was on , and if his instructors weren't carried out to the letter - he would tear into his Platoon 🗣
And guess what ?
He didn't give a hoot about how they felt .
Lives were at stake.
Sometimes , it's good to get the ' blast ' from your Leader - keeps you on your toes 👊
We all deal with displaced anger / frustration ; it happens.
Tell ya what though :
That person will know you're a Leader who shoots straight from the collar , and he won't mistake your future efforts to be more patient and considerate towards him for granted.
Now , go and enjoy some golf ⛳