“If you knew you would be fighting for your life tomorrow, would you change the way you train today?”
Friend and mentor John Bostain used to have this quote as the tagline in the signature of his e-mail. As soon as I read it the power of the statement struck me on multiple levels.
First, it challenges each of us to examine the way we train and prepare. Do you go through the motions in training, or train with imagination and emotion. Do you skip your workout or training today because it is just easier not to do it. Do you buy into the mindset that if the agency is not paying for the training, and not paying you to go to training them you are not doing it? Or, do you make every day a training day? Do you train with imagination and emotion and make your training realistic and relevant? Do you train in context so you can fight, and win in context?
Secondly, there is a powerful message here for you as a trainer. If you knew that the officer(s) you are training today would be in a fight for their lives tomorrow, would you change the way you deliver your training? Have you become complacent as a trainer? Do you just show up and go through the motions in training because you have taught this same material 100 times before? Or, do you show up every day and teach with imagination and emotion? Do you understand that while this may be the 100th time you delivered this message, it will be the first time hearing it for someone in the room? Do you make training realistic and relevant? Do you have your officers train in context so they can fight, and win in context? Do you continually invest in yourself to make yourself a better trainer?
“If you knew your officer would be fighting for his or her life tomorrow, would you change the way you deliver training today?”
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