As a Cop Are You Achieving Your Vision in Life or In Your Career?

Do you have a vision for what it is that you really want in life or in your police career?  Police officers are just like most people when it comes to procrastinating about a plan for their lives or even their careers in law enforcement.  Experts and psychologists agree that when people spend time really articulating what they want, they have a much better chance of getting it, so life planning and career planning can have a tremendous impact upon your success.  This usually includes writing down your thoughts and goals so you have a sort of map to get where you want to go.  Here’s an interesting video from YouTube that might also help you.

You can visit Malcolm’s Vision Statement Channel on YouTube BY CLICKING HERE and I recommend his tutorials.

I’ve written about this subject before when I wrote about John Goddards Life List and I am a firm believer in writing down your goals.  As the famous baseball player Yogi Berra once said: “If you don’t know where you are going you might not get there”.

CLICK HERE http://www.copsalive.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/Life%20%26%20Career%20Planning%20Worksheet.pdf for a PDF document on life and career planning.  Try it out.  You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.  Stay safe and be healthy.

About Editor

John Marx was a Police Officer for twenty-three years and served as a Hostage Negotiator for nineteen of those years. He worked as a patrol officer, media liaison officer, crime prevention officer and burglary detective. Also during his career he served as administrator of his city's Community Oriented Governance initiative through the police department's Community Policing project. Today John combines his skills to consult with businesses about improving both their security and their customer service programs. John retired from law enforcement in 2002. When one of his friends, also a former police officer, committed suicide at age 38, John was devastated and began researching the problems that stress creates for police officers. He decided he needed to do something to help change those problems and he wanted to give something back to the profession that gave him so much. He started a project that has evolved into CopsAlive.com. Put simply, the mission of CopsAlive is to save the lives of those who save lives! CopsAlive.com gathers information, strategies and tools to help law enforcement professionals plan for happy, healthy and successful careers, relationships and lives.
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