The Pioneers and the Settlers (In The Goldilocks Zone)
There are a lot of Pioneers in the Fire and Rescue Services that are criticized by those who are on the sidelines (Settlers) waiting for things to get done. These Settlers are not bad people, they just don’t have the talent to make things happen. You know who they are. They come into your home, complain about the chairs either being too soft or too hard. They complain about the food either being too hot or too cold. They complain about the beds either being too hard or too soft. We get that they want things to be just right but they don’t do their part to help make things just right.
To all the Settlers out there, and you know who you are, no one made things just right for the Pioneers. The Pioneers build the company, buy the apparatus, acquire the equipment, fix the facilities and work hard to make things just right. Pioneers have faced more dangerous things than the criticism of Settlers. Pioneers know the truth about the situation. They continue the work knowing the Settlers will always only be concerned about their comfort. So it comes down to perspective.
Pioneering is hard work and the more energy you waste on Settlers the harder the work becomes. Pioneers need to focus on enjoying the fruit of their labors rather than being worried about Settlers enjoying the same.