Over the weekend my family and I jumped a plane and flew to TPA to visit family in warmer climes. Â This was by no means our first time on an airplane,Â in fact, I would consider us experienced travelers. Â The four of us typically slip through security like a platinum elite businessman. Â I would pay money to watch the cctv footage of our trip through on the way to TPA. Â FUBAR!
The problem was one of a lack of communication and the fact that we changed our typical plan. Â No matter how much we worked to execute effectively, it was going to be a mess because we had no plan.
What was the consequence of or decision to be idiots? Â We just looked like idiots. Â Next, it was clear to everyone around us including the TSA agents that we could not possibly be a threat to anyone other than ourselves. Â Finally, upon reflection I learned, or relearned the fact that without a plan effectively executing anything is a shot in the dark.
We have to remember that the consequences of not being able to execute a task can vary from benign to catastrophic. Â In airport security, we were slow, I was annoyed and the dude in the cheap suit tapping his gold toe socks on the tile floor trying to get back to Kansas city was condescending. Â BFD! Â If there had been an emergency on the airplane and we failed to execute, or a home fire, or an automobile accident, the outcome of piss poor planning, or no planning, could have been much different.
What situation do you need to plan for? Â The loss of your job? Â The death of your spouse? Â A fire at the office? Â A home invasion? Â Severe weather event? Â The legal and emotional aftermath of a violent encounter? Â Whatever it is, plan it, communicate it, practice it so that you can execute it.