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I’m Back!

August 1st, 2011

“Don’t tell your problems to people: eighty percent don’t care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them” 

Lou Holtz


It has been a while since I have posted some great training tips.  I have gone through some great trials and tribulations recently that have made me think about things in a new light.  As I pull myself up by my bootstraps and restore my own abilities to guide people down the right path, day by day its becomes clearer how easy it is to give up.  My definition of change is slow steady pressure applied over time, and I have been tested personally more than professionally placing myself in a position where I have asked myself, if what I do is really worth the time and energy I put into what I train.  


In these difficult times, our profession has seen prison closures, contract givebacks, mandatory overtime, sleep depravation and staffing shortages.  Even with all our professional issues, we sometimes forget about how our professional lives affect our personal lives as well.  That is where I have been, trying to situate a personal life that has gone bad.  However, I will be soon getting back onto the preverbal horse and getting back into my training schedule so you will see more articles and issues posted here in the near future.  


“The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.”   “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” “We have instant coffee, instant tea and instant restaurants. Everybody looks for a quick fix. There isn’t any. You build it day by day. You don’t panic. You don’t overreact. You don’t change your principles. If you preach the same thing over a period of time, and it doesn’t change, one of two things is going to happen. They are going to believe in you or they are going to leave.”

Lou Holtz

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Tracy Barnhart Uncategorized

  1. August 13th, 2011 at 15:49 | #1


    Great article. Getting back on the stallion is a good thing for all of us Correctional Professionals across the U.S.A. Your article have taught many Professionals for the better of their careers. Keep up your great work. :O)

    I remember a few quotes you and I both like and have written down for personal reflection.

    “One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die, and the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

    “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”
    Vince Lombardi

    Be safe my Brother.

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