Direction versus Destination

Facebook

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Cover for National Police Credit Union
Welcome and thank you! Stay safe!

Welcome and thank you! Stay safe!The Woodfin Police Department is excited to welcome Officer Liza Rozencranz to our ranks. Officer Rozencranz comes to us after serving as a Sheriff's Deputy in Madison County, NC. She is highly motivated and we are excited to have her on our team! ... See MoreSee Less

5 hours ago
Welcome and thank you, Dispatcher Nabor and Officer Bell! Stay safe!

Welcome and thank you, Dispatcher Nabor and Officer Bell! Stay safe!Good Morning โ›…๏ธ City Of St. Gabriel ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

We are very pleased to announce that our team is growing today, we would like to welcome two of our newest member to the wonderful St. Gabriel Police Department ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Left - L.Nabor (Dispatcher)
Right - B.Bell (Patrol Officer)

Thank you for joining us in welcoming our new team members and make sure to stop and introduce yourselves!
... See MoreSee Less

5 hours ago
Welcome, congratulations and thank you, Officers! Stay safe!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Welcome, congratulations and thank you, Officers! Stay safe! ... See MoreSee Less

5 hours ago
Such a beauty! Stay safe, K9 Simon!

Such a beauty! Stay safe, K9 Simon!We are super busy at work so hereโ€™s a little Santa Simon ๐ŸŽ… ... See MoreSee Less

5 hours ago

1 CommentComment on Facebook

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Congratulations and thank you to all! Stay safe!Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

Congratulations and thank you to all! Stay safe! ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago
Welcome!! Congratulations!! Stay safe.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Welcome!! Congratulations!! Stay safe. ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

15 CommentsComment on Facebook

Congratulations

God bless and keep y’all safe! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ

Congratulations...Thank you for your service and God Bless

Congrats ๐Ÿ‘

Congrats

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Congratulations and stay safe!

Congratulations!

Congratulations. Wish you all good luck and be safe.

Congratulations

Congratulations

BE SAFE TAKE CARE ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ

View more comments

We will Never Forget. ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago
Thank you for 30 years of service!

Thank you for 30 years of service! ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

6 CommentsComment on Facebook

Happy Retirement!!

Congratulations on your retirement enjoy

GOD BLESS OUR BRAVE WARRIORS๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โค๏ธโค๏ธ

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Thanks proud of you

Ty

View more comments

We will Never Forget.

We will Never Forget.#NeverForget ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

5 CommentsComment on Facebook

RIP Sir, thank you for your service to your community......

๐Ÿ’™

Prayers

RIP๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

RIP

View more comments

We will Never Forget.

We will Never Forget.#NeverForget ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

11 CommentsComment on Facebook

Rest in Peace Officer. <3

Amen RIP prayers said

Prayers for the families

Prayers

๐Ÿ’™

God bless him

RIP Officer!!!

RIP FELLOW BROTHER OFFICER

Rip Hero

So sorry. RIP

RIP

View more comments

Thank you, Sir!

Thank you, Sir!Three Decades and Counting!
Congratulations to Captain Todd Watkins on his thirty years of service to the OCSO and citizens of Okaloosa County! Thank you for your countless contributions to our community! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒŸ
... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

2 CommentsComment on Facebook

Congratulations,thank you for your service

Congratulations and stay safe

Congratulations and welcome Officer Gabidson Boisrond!Image attachment

Congratulations and welcome Officer Gabidson Boisrond! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

5 CommentsComment on Facebook

Salute and Honor

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Congratulations ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Congratulations

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

View more comments

Thank you!

Thank you!Meet our employee of the quarter, Officer Reid Daut!

Officer Daut joined our department in 2021 after previously working as correctional deputy at the Sonoma County Sheriffโ€™s Office. Most recently, he was selected to be a Training Officer at our department and has since been assigned one of our new trainees.

He was chosen as Employee of the Quarter for his high quality investigations, teamwork, and resourcefulness in working to solve multiple complex cases these last few months.

Congratulations, Reid!
... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

2 CommentsComment on Facebook

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

Congratulations and thank you!

Congratulations and thank you!๐Ÿ“ข Congratulations to Corporal Byung Kang on his 11 years of dedicated service with the Duluth Police Department! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰

Currently assigned to Special Operations, Corporal Kang serves as a K9 Officer, working alongside his loyal and talented partner, K9 Clodo. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ Their partnership exemplifies the dedication and bond between law enforcement officers and their K9 companions.

Thank you for your service, Corporal Kang, and congratulations once again on this milestone achievement! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘ #DuluthPD
... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

14 CommentsComment on Facebook

Thanks prayers stay safe and well in Jesus name

Congratulations

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Congratulations we Love our Police ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™

Thank you for your service! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

Congratulations ๐Ÿ’™

Congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ

Congratulations ๐ŸŽˆ ๐Ÿ™

Thank you for your service ๐Ÿ’™

Congratulations!โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Congratulations and stay safe

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘

Ty

View more comments

We will Never Forget. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

2 CommentsComment on Facebook

Condolences to the families and friends!

Ty

The Credit Union is honored to welcome the Gurnee Police Department (Illinois) into our field of membership. We look forward to serving you and your families. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

1 CommentComment on Facebook

๐Ÿ˜†๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿฅ๐ŸฅŠ Worry less, smile more.๐ŸŽhttps://bawornnon.vercel.app/

The Mortgage Beat returns with a post-season Bonus Episode! In this segment, Police Mortgage CEO John Aretos provides insight on the 2024 Q4 market. 

To hear the episode, please visit: https://policemortgage.com/mortgage-beat-episodes/.

The Mortgage Beat returns with a post-season Bonus Episode! In this segment, Police Mortgage CEO John Aretos provides insight on the 2024 Q4 market.

To hear the episode, please visit: policemortgage.com/mortgage-beat-episodes/.
... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
We will Never Forget.

We will Never Forget.On this day in 2019, the Detroit Police Department lost Police Officer Rasheen McClain, who was shot and killed in the line of duty. McClain was posthumously promoted to Sergeant. He served for 16 years. We will never forget his ultimate sacrifice. #NeverForgotten #OneDetroit ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

31 CommentsComment on Facebook

Rest In Peace

RIp! Thank you for your service,bravery,sacrifice and dedication!

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Prayers for the families. R.I.P.

Condolences to the families and friends!

God bless

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธ

R.I.P. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

REST EASY DEAR HERO OFFICER ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ–ค Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’™ Prayers for your FAMILY , FRIENDS and FELLOW BLUE ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ–ค

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

Prayers

Rest in peace amen ๐Ÿ™โค♥

RIP prayers said ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

RIP… Thank You for your service and sacrafice…

Bless his family.

Thanks to you our Hero. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ♥๏ธ

RIP FELLOW BROTHER OFFICER

My heart breaks for his family, loved ones and friends. God comfort them in their time of grief. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

RIP๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

God bless rip prayers said ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Rip hero

My Condelences RIP , God bless the family โค๏ธ ๐Ÿฅ€ ๐Ÿ™

View more comments

All the best to you, Sir. Thank you for your 50 years of service!Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

All the best to you, Sir. Thank you for your 50 years of service! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

3 CommentsComment on Facebook

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Thanks prayers stay safe and well in Jesus name

God keep you all safe ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Congratulations! Thank you! Stay safe!Image attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

Congratulations! Thank you! Stay safe! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

3 CommentsComment on Facebook

Thanks prayers stay safe and well in Jesus name

Congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ

Bless all of you.

Latest Tweets

Rate Limited Exceeded. Please go to the Feed Them Social Plugin then the Twitter Options page for Feed Them Social and follow the instructions under the header Twitter API Token.No Tweets available. Login as Admin to see more details.

Direction versus Destination

Knowing which way you are headed is far more important than knowing where you will end up and the journey is often more valuable than the destination to which it leads.

How many times have you heard someone say some variation of the following, โ€œI just donโ€™t know what I should do for a career, or what I should choose for a major, or what my next move should be?โ€

That statement almost always leads to inactivity or, at a minimum; it creates a reason for that person to not actively work towards a defined goal or objective.ย  โ€œHow can I work toward something if I donโ€™t even know what that something is?โ€

The answer is to not place so much emphasis on the end result.ย  It is always important to set goals and then to work hard to achieve them, but the absence of a specifically defined end result should not absolve you from taking any action at all.

There are many factors that can line up against you when you are contemplating the many things in your life that require a long term plan.ย  Sometimes it is the number of variables that may or may not occur.ย  Sometimes it is the length of time involved before you would reach a longer term goal.ย  Whatever your factors are, it can be a daunting task to go through the process of trying to connect all of the dots that represent the checkpoints of your life.

Even if you find long range planning and goal setting to be a challenge, daily forward progress must still be an essential aspect of your routine and you can achieve it without necessarily knowing exactly where it leads you.ย  As an example, you can learn more about your current job and become more knowledgeable in that role without knowing if it is the job that you would like to have for the rest of your working career.

Eating right and exercising regularly will always be a step in the right direction even if you do not have a specific weight loss or training related goal.ย  Donating your time or money to a worthwhile charity is a great gesture even if you do not ultimately stay involved with that charity.

If you are actively engaged in moving forward, you will find that you create more opportunities for growth and personal expansion even if you havenโ€™t determined your ultimate destination or a more specific purpose.

Conversely, allowing yourself to stagnate in your job because you havenโ€™t decided if you are going to make a career out of it is a disservice to your company as well as yourself. When you donโ€™t move forward, the organization you work for will also suffer from your inactivity.

Setting a direction is also easier than determining a destination.ย  In many ways, direction and destination also represent the difference between the short term and the long term.ย  For most of us, the short term is much easier to see and define.ย  As an example, I may not know where I would like to be in five years, but I know that I need to get that report done today.

Short term progress is often times easier to measure and see than long term progress.ย  One huge exception to this is parenting.ย  Short term progress is often impossible to see when you are raising your children, and many times, you may have to wait until your children are young adults before you can clearly see that your work has paid off.

Even in that example, however, the parents have made good parenting a matter of personal importance and they are committed to that direction well before they know how well their decisions and parenting style will play out.

This is also an example of the value of the journey.ย  If, as a parent, you only ever think about and focus on the day your child leaves for college, you are going to miss an awful lot of memories along the way.ย  While the end result represents what you mutually work toward, the milestones and achievements you reach along the way create a lifetime of memories.ย  The joy of that time together and the experiences that you enjoy with your children along the way are what form the bond and the basis for your relationship going forward.

Getting that promotion at work is great, but it is the work that you do along the way that really helps you to advance as a person and round you out as an employee.

Life is full of uncertainty and it is easy to convince yourself that many things are beyond your influence or control.ย  When you set a forward direction, however, you gain the kind of peace of mind that is only known to those who are following their own plan.ย  When you take the added step of tracking results and paying attention to your own personal journey, you virtually assure yourself of gaining value and insight that would not be possible to understand were you to only focus on your destination.

Just remember that you can take a step in the right direction without exactly knowing where you are headed, but it is nearly impossible to achieve a desired result without having any idea of the steps that you took to get there.

Scott Arney
Chief Executive Officer
Chicago Patrolmenโ€™s Federal Credit Union

Share This Post

Recent Posts

The summer after I turned 10 I decided it was time to go to work. I was on the swim team so the first place I sought employment was at the pool where I was already spending a lot of time.
Adversity surrounds us, perhaps more so than at any other time in our history or at least since World War II.ย  It permeates virtually every aspect of our lives and in a seemingly endless variety of forms.
In case you havenโ€™t noticed, most of the world surrounding you is moving toward or already using a goal oriented, incentive based system.ย  The reason is simpleโ€ฆit works.

GO!

Learn more about Strategies for Investing at the Credit Unionโ€™s next Financial Fitness for First Responders, a free online virtual educational seminar created for Law Enforcement Officers and their families. For more information, visit our website.

GO!

Learn more about Strategies for Investing at the Credit Unionโ€™s next Financial Fitness for First Responders, a free online virtual educational seminar created for Law Enforcement Officers and their families. For more information, visit our website.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

We’d love to add you to our mailing list.ย