Think Critically. Wake up. Keep your head on a swivel.

Please share

Think Critically. Wake up. Keep your head on a swivel.

Today’s Blog post is from one of my coaches and mentors J T DeBolt. 

Michael E Thornley
Author, Lifestyle Entrepreneur &
World Traveller

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

My boss tried to kill me (and what I did to him next)

True story: Back in 2007, I was flying a routine logistics mission with my commanding officer who, like me, was a combat-decorated and very seasoned aviator.

The mission was simple: fly from sunny San Diego to Fresno, California.

Easy day.

Except…

When we took off out of San Diego, it was the typical postcard weather: sunny, light breeze off the ocean, gorgeous.

When we approached Fresno an hour later…dense fog. For miles. And it was our turn to land.

My commanding officer (“Skipper” as we called him) was flying the approach while I sat in the right seat and backed him up by placing my hands gently on the controls.

As we descended, we plunged straight into the dense fog and entered the disorienting world of instrument flight; the Skipper was laser focused on the instruments as I kept a watchful eye out the window for the moment we broke through the fog.

And then, it happened. The most terrifying moment of my entire flight career.

I felt the Skipper pull a little too much power, and the aircraft sank at an alarming rate of decent. As we fell out of the fog, my heart slammed to a stop as I looked up to see…a tree.

Instinctively, I yelled, “WAVE OFF!” and shoved the throttles full forward.

Skipper pulled back on the controls and the airplane roared to the sky…missing the ground by mere feet.

We came within a fraction of a second of slamming into the ground, and leaving behind widows, orphans and a smoking hole in the ground.

There was no time to discuss, not time to negotiate and no time to consider options. We survived a near catastrophe because of a very important behavior: I questioned my boss’s authority.

And yes, he openly encouraged that. That’s what exceptional Leaders do.

Of course, there’s a “right” way and a host of ineffective ways to do it. And I discuss this in-depth on today’s episode of The High-Altitude Mentorship Show™ podcast:


http://jtdebolt.com/entrepreneurship/why-you-should-question-authority/

Look, this is an important trait for High-Performers, especially in today’s “sheeple” society, where most people blindly follow celebrities, politicians and self-appointed “experts”.

Just because the “gurus” and “thought leaders” are pumping others full of sentiment and “follow your bliss” propaganda doesn’t mean you have eat what they’re shoveling.

Think critically.
Wake up.
Keep your head on a swivel.
And question these “experts” always.

Including (and especially) me.

It may never come down to a life-and-death decision, but questioning authority will at the very least keep you from falling asleep at the wheel, blindly following flimsy rhetoric and prevent you from creating a “smoking hole” in the ground of your business, career or life.

You have my permission to question authority (not that you needed it). Now we’ll see what you do with it.

Fly High. Fly Fast. Fly Far.

JT

think JT_DeBolt 

Related Posts
Why ask Why? When we are setting our goals
Why ask why you say? Well why not! 🙂 Seriously though it is important that when we are setting our goals that we ask why do we wish to set them? ...
READ MORE
5 Days to Conquer Your Self Destruct Habits
Our guess blogger today is Kristen Owens, a regular contributor to 'Achieve Your Dreams' Michael Ellis Thornley Creator of the Wealth Flow Formula Partner at MOBE 'Aspire to Inspire before you Expire' Hey, Did you know ...
READ MORE
Volunteering in Your Community
Yet another fruitful morning out on the 'Night eyes Watercare and Landcare' boat volunteering by cleaning up the canals and parks. Although I must say they are maintained well by ...
READ MORE
Cloc Musical Theatre Review – Les Miserables
 Cloc Musical Theatre Review 'Cloc Musical Theatre' Production of Les Miserables- A Review by Michael E Thornley My partner Kim and I had the pleasure of attending the Cloc Theatre Companies production of ...
READ MORE
Hearts and Brains
Sometimes I wonder if our heads and our hearts belong to the same body!!!!.... indeed we need a balance with balance being the operative word...NOT 'off balance' and swinging ...
READ MORE
Bacon -wrapped tacos
Our guest blogger today is one of my mentors and coaches J T DeBolt. please enjoy 🙂 Michael Ellis Thornley Creator of the Wealth Flow Formula Partner at MOBE <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<   The other day I saw a ...
READ MORE
Indie Author – a Self Publishing Author with Michael E Thornley
                                                     Indie Author - a ...
READ MORE
Achieve a happy life with goals.
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” ― Albert Einstein This is so true and a mistake that we all make, ...
READ MORE
Old habits die hard but they do die! You don’t eliminate a bad habit, you replace it.
'Old habits die hard' - an old Polish Proverb Meaning: People find it difficult to change their accustomed behavior.   The breaking of 'old habits' is often part of our journey so that we ...
READ MORE
Have you reached your goal ? Are you at least reaching for it? If not why not?
Have you reached your goal ? So what do you want from your life? What is it that is holding you back? Why are you blaming others or blaming your perceived ...
READ MORE
Why ask Why? When we are setting our
5 Days to Conquer Your Self Destruct Habits
Volunteering in Your Community
Cloc Musical Theatre Review – Les Miserables
Hearts and Brains
Bacon -wrapped tacos
Indie Author – a Self Publishing Author with
Achieve a happy life with goals.
Old habits die hard but they do die!
Have you reached your goal ? Are you

Author & Entrepreneur

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.