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Why injury? It's this simple: more children die from injuries every year than from the next three leading causes of death combined. Nobody knows this because no one is talking about it. In the U.S., one child dies every hour from an injury that could have been prevented. Around the world, a child dies every 30 seconds as the result of an injury. You don’t need to have a child to know that we can do better.

 

Don't Give Up

End Injury

Photo credit: Jeff Sheldon via  Unsplash

Photo credit: Jeff Sheldon via Unsplash

Be honest: did you do this week’s Operation End Injury action? It’s okay if you didn’t—not all of us did, either.

Changing habits is hard, and it doesn’t happen overnight. Don’t give up if you’re having a hard time getting started or if you’ve missed an action. We know it’s going to take some time to reset your thinking to keep safety at the top of your priority list.

Here at End Injury, we know what you’re going through. We’re talking about why we didn’t do last week’s action and how we can change our habits. To help keep us accountable, our little band of safety geeks has decided to check in with each other on Monday mornings to see who needs a reminder to keep going.

With Operation End Injury and our inspirational quotes, we’re trying to help you find the motivation that we often are looking for ourselves. We know we all want to make a difference, but when a million other decisions need to be made before you can devote time and energy to safety, it often gets pushed to the back of your mind (until the chirp of the dying smoke alarm battery wakes you up at 3am).

So how can we help you overcome the obstacles to safer living that pop up in your life? Do you need some support from like-minded parents? People like Sheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook, have made major efforts to help others find the drive to make positive changes in their lives. The message is that we can achieve more together than we can on our own. Ms. Sandberg, a parent herself, knows how hard it can be change the way we operate, so she’s created Lean In Circles to support members’ ambitions and keep them accountable. If you don’t have people around you who are able to support your safety mission, maybe an online group is a solution for you.

Safety doesn’t have to be overwhelming. It’s easier to create new habits when you do it one small step at a time. Recommit to Operation End Injury and think about how you are going to keep yourself accountable. Do you need support? Reach out to us. Let us know how we can help you stay in the safety habit.

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