I am approaching close to 20 years as the technology teacher at White Oak Intermediate School. There is a temptation to ride the wave of complacency and let the procedures put in place in prior years carry me through the year without much effort on my part. I discovered years ago a fascination with super sonic jets. I think it was at an air show at the Gregg County Airport where I witnessed a fighter jet zoom by the crowd in total silence, and then moments later the amazing sound blasted through the air, so when the video below appeared in my youtube feed, I just had to watch it. Something the creator of the video said near the end stuck with me. He said,
“This is what I learned flying with the Air Force Thunderbirds. Sometimes in life I get overconfident, and I’m probably not the only one that does this, but maybe I’m overconfident because of something I’ve learned in a book, or overconfident because of a life experience I’ve already had that’s similar to this one, or maybe even because of a past success I had. Here’s where I’m at right now, though. If I don’t approach each new experience with an appropriate balance between confidence and humility, there’s a good chance I’m going to be humbled by force. So moving forward, whether it’s a physical challenge or a discussion with a friend, I’m going to try to maintain that balance between confidence and humility.” (Quote by Destin from SmarterEveryDay)
To see the entire incredible episode, click below.