I believe the story of US Airways 1549 still resonates as in the world right now there are many forces that are dividing people. Terrorism, racial tensions, politics. The “Miracle on the Hudson” is a story and a reminder of what is good in this world and when people check their egos at the door, live up to their word, do the RIGHT thing and take personal responsibility, leaders step up and there is HOPE.
Each of us in our lives goes through our “turnings.” When I have had major breakthroughs and growth in my life, I owned my own” rescue.”
Telling stories helps train the brain to distinguish what is important and what is not important. That is an essential skill to have when you need to focus when you are in a “tailspin.”
The one lesson that has served me over and over is those who succeed have the humility to constantly prepare.
I did an interview yesterday for an upcoming podcast and was asked a question about Captain Sullenberger. My response to the question was that “we all were fortunate to have Captain Sullenberger there that day and I am honored to know him and have shared the speaking stage with him. He came to his position at US Airways for such a time as this.”