I have a friend who was an Air Force pilot. He explained once that if a pilot climbs into the cockpit and does everything absolutely right except he calculates his landing position wrong by just one tiny degree, here’s what happens:
? After 100 miles, the plane is off course by 1.6 miles
? After 1,000 miles, the plane is off course by 16 miles
? After 10,000 miles, the plane is off course by 160 miles
Wow, if you’re flying to Alaska and you’re off by one degree, you can be end up in Russia instead of Anchorage.
Lead Your Life From Quiet
We make thousands of tiny decisions everyday. Some good; some bad. Some move us closer to success; some lead us further away. Yet one of the differences between success and failure is that successful people take time to examine their decisions because they know that even a small mistake can turn into a big blooper over time.