I hope you had a lovely day yesterday, dear reader! I did. I had a lie in. I studied (I think it’s becoming an obsession!) and then I went to friends for a late lunch, played with their 7 month old granddaughter. The day drifted happily into an afternoon of playing games and watching strange programmes on TV – those ones especially reserved for Christmas day viewing!!
And I didn’t bolt!!
So this year was better than last, which was better than the one before! Small steps!
A great friend of mine who became world champion glider pilot many years ago, said the art of winning was not to look back. Not wishing you’d taken that extra thermal or extra 100 feet or so to gain that little bit more height. Because as he so succinctly put it:
The situation you’re in is the situation you’re in.
And the only way to keep airborne is to deal with the situation you’re in there and then, and not waste one moment of brain power or energy wishing you’d done something different before. Use the knowledge you have and the knowledge you’ve just gained as a positive, and with that new found knowledge and your ability, concentrate on dealing with your NOW, to keep in the air and keep moving forward and this time in the next thermal climb a few more 100 feet so you can improve your chances of winning.
So dear reader may you pull on the resources and brilliant ability within you to fly your own particular course and win your personal competition.