GRAB HOLD AND DON'T LET GO
Updated: Nov 2, 2022
Last time I talked about a runner quitting after a hurdle got the better of them...and here's another great bit of wisdom.
It's from a friend of mine who's been a Pilot for nearly 50 years. This guy is so good, he could fly anything with wings or blades.
He gave me this sage advice about flying:
UNLESS YOU'RE UPSIDE DOWN AND ON FIRE, DON'T STOP FLYING THE PLANE!
Now, although I grew up in a family with lots of Pilots, I'm not a Pilot myself -- but I LOVE the ridiculously basic common sense of this rule of thumb.
Because I've had times when I wanted to just bail because things got hard. Maybe even impossible. But I wasn't upside down and on fire -- not yet, anyway -- so I kept flying the plane.
What are you going to do anyway, just step away from the controls and go sit down in the back of the plane?
Of course not. You keep your wits about you, reach into your databanks for what you know to do in a tough situation, and KEEP FLYING THE PLANE.
You never know what solutions will present themselves when you stay at the controls even when it gets rough.