I recently had the opportunity to go flying with a friend. Several key things I noticed that apply to my everyday life:
1. Checklists are important – they help you remember critical details no matter how many times you’ve done something
2. Dashboards help – if you don’t have the right indicators in your view, you could drift off course, run out of gas, or run into someone else
3. Good communication is key – someone to guide you who can see things you don’t see can help you navigate safely to where you are going
4. Have a contingency plan – you never know when something may happen you don’t expect. Be prepared to take an alternate route.