“Great lives never go out; they go on.”
Great training never goes out, it goes on. Your life is your legacy. Your training is your legacy.
“A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.”
As a trainer you never know where your influence ends. It certainly does not end when people walk out of your training session. Your training may come back to that officer in the middle of a fight for his or her life, or when he or she has to make an important ethical decision.
At that critical moment it may be your voice their hear in their head, or your face they imagine as they ask themselves, “What would ______________________ (fill in your name) do?”
You will never know how many lives and careers you save through your training.
That is a tremendous responsibility. You owe it to the people you train to Dare to Be Great as a trainer. They deserve great training. In order to fulfill your obligation to them you need to make a commitment to the pursuit of personal excellence.
The pursuit of personal excellence requires making a commitment to always be a little bit better tomorrow than you are today. In order to fulfill that commitment you need to do something every day in the area of personal growth and personal development.
That means you need to read, listen to podcasts, study, go to conferences, engage in online learning or other educational and growth activities every day. The Excellence in Training Academy exists to help you on that journey.
What have you read, learned or studied in the last 30, 60 90 days? What have you done to share what you learned? What will you commit to do today? What will you commit to do in the next 30, 60 and 90 days?
No matter how much you have achieved, you will always be merely good relative to to what you can become. Greatness is an inherently dynamic process, not an end point. The moment you think of yourself as great, your slide toward mediocrity will have already begun.
Jim Collins, Good to Great and The Social Sectors
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