Land one Airplane at a Time

Your mind is a runway. Success is landing your current task.
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What are you working on?

It is hard to give a straight answer because most of time we are working on a variety of things.

With so many priorities to balance, a desire exists to divide up your efforts across multiple tasks.

It seems fair to distribute work, but you risk having nothing complete by the end of the day.

Stop trying to land multiple airplanes at once.

The following excerpt from “The 4 Disciplines of Execution” was the inspiration.

For the air traffic controller, only one airplane is wildly important right now, the one that’s landing at this moment. The controller is aware of all the other planes on the radar. She’s keeping track of them, but right now all her talent and expertise is solely focused on one flight. If she doesn’t get that flight on the ground safely and with total excellence, then nothing else she might achieve is really going to matter much. She lands one airplane at a time. (McChesney, Covey, & Huling, 2012)

Your mind is a runway.

Success is landing your current task.

Ask a controller the same question.  What are you working on?

They will be able to give clear and direct answer because their priorities are simply.

Land one airplane and then land the next one.

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