As we take flight on our individual journeys towards success, the runway (path) is there, ready for us to take off when we show up prepared and in position.
Before being cleared for take-off, you first have to have a destination. Do you know where you’re going and what your purpose is when you get there? You can’t decide inflight where you’re headed.
As a pilot you have to possess the necessary skills to navigate through turbulence. Many times life will cause you to reroute your course. You must possess the finesse to change your altitude or attitude when the storms occur without losing direction or momentum.
Your seat-belts must be securely fastened. Which means your support system must be strong and dependable enough to keep you safe and they are there if you need them. Are you carrying cargo or passengers? People that are headed to the same destination or people that are looking for you to take them with you, no matter where you’re headed? Some people are part of your purpose, while others are there for a purpose. The cabin (your life) has to be secured. Only people that are authorized should be aboard.
Lastly, you have to prepare for take-off. You’ve all heard the flight attendant’s spiel before take-off and think it’s an unnecessary part of the process because we’ve heard it before. But, knowing what to expect in flight and what to do in case of an emergency proves to be useful information. Whether you are a crop duster or a jetliner, going through the process will prepare you for an easy take-off and position you for a smooth landing.