Thread: Thought for the day 07/30/2011
07-30-2011, 06:11 PM #1
Thought for the day 07/30/2011
Here is yet another thought of the day to ponder...
I don't know the key to success, but I do know the key to failure is trying to please everybody - Bill Cosby"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY
07-30-2011, 07:33 PM #2
Bravo.... well played.
I'm glad you don't try to be all things to all people...
you old fart.HAVE PLAN.............WILL TRAVEL
07-30-2011, 08:35 PM #3
- Join Date
- Jul 1999
- Rural Wisconsin, Retired from the burbs of Milwaukee
Ricky Nelson had it right in 1972...
"But it's all right now, I learned my lesson well.
You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself"Crazy, but that's how it goes
Millions of people living as foes
Maybe it's not too late
To learn how to love, and forget how to hate
07-30-2011, 08:43 PM #4
- Join Date
- Sep 2009
Indeed, there is no way to keep everyone happy.
07-30-2011, 10:08 PM #5
When all of my guys are happy at the Stations... then they must have read my name in the obits...
If one guy comes in to my office each day and states he has an issue with me or a policy, then I know I am doing my job as well as it can be done.
Lately, no one is happy... much.
I think I will read the obits in the morning to see if I show up...HAVE PLAN.............WILL TRAVEL
07-30-2011, 10:20 PM #6
I live by mark twain's quote.
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."I was always taught..." Four words impacting fire service education in the most negative of ways. -Bill Carey
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