Making An Outstanding Landing In Life

If you can walk away from a landing, it’s a good landing. If you can use the aircraft the next day, it’s an outstanding landing. Chuck Yeager, test pilot

Yesterday was National Aviation Day, the legacy of a presidential proclamation first made by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The date was chosen because it was Orville Wright’s birthday. 

Interesting, but, it’s Yeager’s quote that I love. For me, it’s a metaphor for life. When you can “walk away” or move forward after a personal tragedy it’s a good thing. If you can learn to, once again, find joy and live life to the fullest, it’s outstanding. 

Affirmation: I will have a “good landing” while safeguarding my “aircraft.”

Coaching questions: What steps have you taken to have a good landing and leave your aircraft intact? Where did the strength and resilience come from? How can you help others do the same?