Yesterday we talked about how great ships can be steered by a tiny Trimtab on the back of the ship on the radar.
Today, let us explore another lesson from another means of transportation.
Airplanes. When we are flying high above the clouds, we can rest easy knowing that the pilot has a flight plan and a destination.
What we may not know, however, is that planes are off course about 90% of the time on the journey!
Yes. 90% of the time for the duration of the flight, air traffic and weather cause the flight to go off the flight plan.
Here is how Stephen Covey explains it in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families:
Before the plane takes off, the pilots have a flight plan. They know exactly where they’re going and start off in accordance with their plan. But during the course of the flight, wind, rain, turbulences, air traffic, human error, and other factors act upon that plane. They move it slightly in different directions so that...