Breaking Out of Your Personal Perception Prison

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

                               Here’s an idea to help you become more aware of your surroundings.

        One night at sea, a ship’s captain saw what looked like the lights of another ship heading toward him on a collision course. He had his signalman blink to the other ship: “Change your course 10 degrees south.” The reply came back, “Change YOUR course 10 degrees north.”

         The ship’s captain answered, “I’m a full captain – change your course south.” To  which the reply was, “Well, I’m a seaman first class – change your course north.”

     This infuriated the captain, so he signaled back, “Dammit, I say change your course south. I’m on a battleship.”To which the reply came, “And I say change your course north. I’m in a lighthouse.”

          That’s how then Senator Joe Biden told the Battleship vs. Lighthouse story  in a 2005 speech. Continue reading “Breaking Out of Your Personal Perception Prison”