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Jun 4, 2018

Having the desire to do something does not necessarily translate to having the ability to do something. It is good to have the will, but you need to also have the skill.


Episode Transcription

[INTRO]

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*Alex*

Welcome to Morning Mindset. A daily dose of practical wit and wisdom with a professional educator & trainer, Amazon best selling author, United States Marine, Television and Radio host, Paul G. Markel. Each episode will focus on positive and productive ways to strengthen your mindset, and help you improve your relationships, career goals, and overall well-being. Please welcome your host; Paul G. Markel. 


*Professor Paul*

Hello and welcome back to get another Morning Mindset podcast. I am your host Paul Markel, and thank you for taking the time out of your day to absorb, just a little bit of information. Now, today we're going to talk about Desire or Ability, or Desire and Ability. I'm like most people, I have friends and business acquaintances and associates who will send me or share video clips,

via social media. I'm sure most of you are the same way you have friends and Associates that will say “Hey, did you see this video? Did you see this video?” and most of the time it's nonsense. Let's be honest with each other, most of the time it's nonsense. It's cute cats or yawning puppies or uh, hugging koala bears.

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I'm like that, most of the time it's just nonsense, but recently, an acquaintance who's also a professional person, they shared a video and this was one of those, on the scene cell phone videos, where someone was on the scene of an incident, and so rather than helping they pulled out their phone and they recorded it. Because that's what we do in 2018, right?

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That's what we do in our modern world. We don't rather than help people we pull out our phone and we stand there recording it yelling. Someone should help or saying someone should help. And it was just a short clip but there was a victim a victim. I don't know if he was of an accident or a heart attack or an ailment or something, but there's a white-haired gentleman on the ground and their three people younger people surrounding this gentleman.

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And someone standing there with their phone and they're yelling. Make sure the car is in park. Be careful. Watch out do something. What have you so of the person on the ground is obviously in some type of distress. The white-haired victim is in some type of distress and maybe you've seen this video.

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I'm sure it's going to work its way around the internet so we have. We have one person who's straddling the victim and what doing what appears to be attempted CPR right there straddling them and they're pushing down on their chest. We have a second person who is cradling and holding the person's the victim's head up off of the ground head up chin down.

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And then we have a third person who is slapping the victim on the face. Yes. So we have a combination of one person straddling the victim doing what appears to be attempted chest compressions for CPR while that's going on. Another person is holding his head up off of the ground head up chin down and then there's a third person.

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Slapping him just smack him in the face saying hey wake up or whatever now, uh, I have had people who I know say. Well it's better to do something than nothing. Right? I mean, I was taught in first aid class that that you're always better off to attempt to do something than to do. Nothing. Yeah, yes, and I know many of you out there like well Paul, you know, anybody who's attempting to render Aid is protected by the Good Samaritan act and so on and so forth and I get that I understand all of that and the three people who are attending to this victim they had the desire or at least you could see through their expressed actions.

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They had the desire to help to do good. What were they missing? They were missing the ability? That's right. They had the desire and that's great, but they didn't have the ability. They didn't have the skill. And we see that a lot in our modern world people believe or they mistake the fact that they have the desire to do something that they have the will to do it or they want to do it.

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They say, well, you know, I really want to do this I have the desire to do this, okay? But do you actually have the physical ability the skill the education the training the knowledge to do what it is that you want to do because desire isn't enough and in the situation that I just mentioned, you know, a lot of you I believe if you're in my listening audience or at least I would hope that you are responsible compassionate individuals and that if you saw someone in distress.

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Or the victim of an injury or crash or what have you but you would have the desire to help that person. I would hope that anyone who's listening to my show would be that kind of a person but having the desire and having the ability are not the same thing. People say well you should do something.

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Okay, you should do something but you should do something that's actually going to help now. If you guys are hip, uh CPR or performers or if your medical personnel or EMTs or paramedics or whatever when I describe that situation, you probably cringed because we have someone doing chest compressions and you know, no you don't straddle the person while you're doing chest compressions.

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But is that a horrible thing? There's you know, the end of the world now probably not the end of the world. Of all those things that I described which one was probably the most dangerous for the patient the crappy chest compressions the being slapped on the face or having someone cradle your head lifted up off of the ground head up chin down.

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Well, if you're a medical person, uh, you know that in order to maintain an open Airway on an unconscious patient, what you want to do is you want to tilt their head backwards. Pointing their mouth and their nose high up towards the sky you want their chin away from their chest that opens their Airway.

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If you do the opposite if you push it down it can close or restrict or limit the airway and if you're doing CPR on someone you're keeping the blood circulating. Why are you circulating the blood just because blood is blood is blood right? No. The reason that you circulate blood is because your circulating oxygen that's right all your heart and your liver and your lungs and you know, all your body needs oxygenated blood.

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So when you're doing CPR, what you're doing is you're pushing that blood and you're making it keep flowing through the patient well, If you tip pick someone's head up off of the ground push their chin down towards their chest. You probably aren't doing them a whole lot of good. So in the case of you know what I just described these people all have the desire to help but it didn't like didn't look like to me that any of them really had the ability.

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It is good to have the will but you need the skill. To go along with it. I don't know where you are on your life Journey. But I hope that you take this with you having the desire is not enough many people say well, I'm a good person and I I'm a caring person and I'm a compassionate person and if the time ever comes to help then then I'll do it.

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That's the desire part. But you can't magically will yourself the ability and the skill to do what you need whether it's performing first aid or what have you it's good to have the desire which we need to do a reality check with ourselves. We need to look in the mirror and say okay I have the desire to help but do I have the ability you need to have the skill to go along with the will.

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All right. That is it. That is uh the end of today's episode of Morning. Mine said, thank you very much for joining me. And if you order today, or probably well today or tomorrow, you will definitely have plenty of time to get a unique gift for your father. For or grandfather or uncle or whatever if you have a dad in your life if in your life you have a dad that you care about someone has a dad you have a dad you are dad.

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