Have a Vision!


In this episode I discuss the importance of having a vision. We must have a vision to be able to get where we want to go in life and in our professions.  It is imperative that we see where we want to be and create an actionable plan for getting there.

That starts with creating a mission and vision statement for ourselves.  This is the beginning of the process for following a self development plan.

When you start to have a vision and act upon it, you have some that want to blind you and to make you second guess yourself. They will try to make you feel guilty for moving forward, for working hard and for getting better!  DO NOT let them keep you from your vision!


Below is a sample mission and vision statement from a student from one of my officer development classes.  It its geared for the fire officer, but it is applicable for anybody.

Thanks for listening and take care,


Vision Statement

“To obtain the rank of Company Officer with the ………..Fire Protection District. In doing so, use the position of Company Officer to positively motivate, lead, and train both new and tenured employees.”

Mission Statement

“To serve the …………. residents and employees with the highest level of professionalism and respect.”

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