A brilliant story by John Maxwell:
“After visiting twenty cities in seven days, it was good to be coming home! As the small private jet approached the runway, we were celebrating the success of the week. Then, in a moment everything changed. The aircraft was hit by crosswinds and dropped straight down onto the runway, the wheels hitting out of balance. All conversaton stopped and our eyes widened as we all realised that we were in danger.
Without hesitaton the pilot pushed the throttle forward and launched the plane back into the air with full power. We all realised that that could have been it! We sat quietly as the aircraft circled the airfield and a few minutes later we landed safely.
As he got off the plane John asked the captain: ‘When did you make the decision to put the aircraft back into the air?
‘Fifteen years ago’. He went on to explain how as a young pilot in training he decided in advance what decision he would make for every possible air problem. His decision was made long before the crisis. The moral – have a game plan in place before the problem arises!”