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JUST DO IT

Remember when you bought your first car?  How long did you dream of it, work for it, put off dates, trips, movies, all because of the car? You dreamed about it, looked through the ads, even though you didnít have the money yet, you had to have it and would do anything to get it.

I cleaned the auto repair area at Ozzie Davis Toyota at night while I was in high school. Five nights a week I would go in at 6:30pm and clean until 11:00pm. I also mowed lawns; baby sat, and saved every penny. Today, when I think about that car, I remember it fondly. Not the sacrifices I had to make, or the time I spent. I remember having it and enjoying it.

I could also say the same thing about my fire job. I spent the night on the sidewalk to get applications, drove long distances, worked a suckie ambulance job, and did all I could for three years to get my job. But now when I look back, I have fond memories of my ambulance days, the friends I made while testing and going through the F/F I academy. I donít remember it as being that bad.  It was!

The reason Iím telling you this is that Iíve recently talked to a few people who were on the fence about their next move. Not sure if they wanted to take the firefighter I class, paramedic school. One guy told me he had a wife and kids and a full time job and it would be tough. Yes it will. But when itís all done, and youíve got the job, it will all be worth it.

As Captain Bob is so fond of saying, beg, borrow, and do what ever it takes to get to that next test. What if the only thing holding you back from that job is that you have just never really committed yourself to getting the job. How much of you would it be worth if you just got hired a year earlier? Think about it, make the hard decisions. Commit yourself, and just do it. You wonít believe how good it is. 

 CAPTAIN ROB (Thank you)

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