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Are You Prepared, Are You Ready? A Lesson From The Navy Blue Angels

February 27, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

I am a fan of airshows. I enjoy seeing demonstrations, particularly The Navy Blue Angels (  and The Air Force Thunderbirds (

And demonstration teams are impressive. Their maneuvers are precisely timed, and they work closely with each other.

I was recently blown away when watching a Blue Angels performance for a different reason. The announcer said that in the off-season, in the winter, that the Blue Angels do 120 practice flights together in order to learn the skills to fly in the live show. There is a lot of preparation going on. I knew they must prepare, I knew they spent time working together because you can see the precision, you can see how they work together. But think about that, 120 practice demonstrations, they are really, really getting precise, they are really, really preparing.

How about you? Are you taking the time and the energy to prepare? Are you preparing yourself for greatness?

What are you doing to make sure you are fully prepared, that you are fully ready, that you are doing what you have to do in order to capitalize? Have you taken the steps to prepare? Have you built a plan? Are you truly ready? Join us in the comments below and let us know your thoughts on preparation and growth.

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