Impulsive Thinking: Beware of Jumping to Conclusions

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea that will help you become more deliberate in your thinking.

Pull the toggle!
Pull the toggle!
Pull the toggle!

     The commands blared over my two-way radio as I hung from my parachute 3,000 feet over South Florida. It was my first parachute jump. My jump instructor on the ground screamed at me to steer my parachute for a safe landing by pulling the toggle.

     I pulled. And I pulled. And I pulled. The more I pulled, the louder the commands from my jump instructor blared on the radio buckled into my chest. And no wonder the jump instructor was fuming mad.

    I was off course and heading for a nightmare of a landing. I looked down and there were electrical power high-tension wires immediately below me. A canal just in front of me. And a wooded area to the left of me.

Pull the toggle!
Pull the toggle!
Pull the toggle!

   I pulled. My steering “wheel” seemed locked. I was drifting down to a terrible landing. And I was scared. Continue reading “Impulsive Thinking: Beware of Jumping to Conclusions”

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