'There's only one rule,Fletcher.......obey all the rules'.......Officer McKay
The next war on land will be very different from the last one, in that we shall have to fight it in a different way. Rule 1, on page 1 of the book of war, is: "Do not march on Moscow". Various people have tried it, Napoleon and Hitler, and it is no good. That is the first rule. I do not know whether your Lordships will know Rule 2 of war. It is: "Do not go fighting with your land armies in China". It is a vast country, with no clearly defined objectives.
HTF did I get dragged into this ?You’re taking a very simplistic view of life. A compo tin opener is pretty fcuking close to perfect when you’ve only got tinned rations, it’s pissing down, and you’re cold and wet.
People do make mistakes, and people like @Toastie might make a mistake that means replacing some parts on an aircraft, but I’d really rather not allow him room for improvement and growth if it results in the loss of an aircraft with 200 people on it. I want him to get it right, first time, every time, at least so far as survival is concerned.
As for “Trust in God, everyone else in writing”. HMF are built upon trust. None of that trust is in writing (save maybe Commissioning scrolls and warrants).
You can’t generalise life into 50 rules. They’re merely suggestions.
My managing director has as have I.we've all read Black Box Thinking....
Anyway, speaking as a cock, did I ever tell you about the time I steered this flaming wreck of an aircraft away from the Primary School whilst finger banging Liz Hurley as she noshed me off?
It’s been happening in aviation for years. There’s generally lots to learn.My managing director has as have I.
We were talking recently about publishing lessons learned from accidents in the vein of black box thinking.
I brought up the suggestion in our quarterly meeting as the MD knew I was going to. It didnt stop one of the regional directors try to shoot me down as we dont want to go into detail and specifics.
He was then advised to go and read black box thinking as that was the whole point.
I may have smirked slightly
I would've agreed. except my ex now looks about 75 and her mum a well-preserved 50.Always check out a possible future M-in-L.
That's pretty much the fat old walnut faced farting thyroid deficient bad tempered slag you've got one day.
Re. #10. Not certain that Sir Harry Flashman would be looked upon with a benign eye today.1. Tell the truth and shame the devil.
2. Live with integrity.
3. Have courage.
4. Accept nothing and nobody is 100%.
5. To err is human, to forgive divine.
6. See it as a system.
7. Communicate effectively and appropriately.
8. Do not make major decisions without looking for negatives.
9. Improve things one step at a time.
10. Live like the hero you want to be.
11. Pay attention to detail.
12. Trust in God, get it in writing from everyone else.
13. Just because they are not wearing a white feather does not mean they are a coward with a total lack of integrity.
14. Be more cat like - get as much sleep and affection as you can.
15. Do practical things.
16. Think slowly, act quickly.
17. Remember that a large proportion of lots of things is better than all of just one or two things.
18. Keep an eye on the big picture.
19. Do the easy things first - like in an exam.
20. In a crisis carry on with critical tasks, communicate, and work on the problem logically.
21. Be careful what you say/write/fantasise about.
22. Strike whilst the iron is hot - opportunity knocks rarely so grab it with both hands.
23. Be ready for opportunities - and threats.
24. Remember Machiavelli - if an injury is to be done to a man, it should be so severe that his vengeance is not to be feared.
25. Remember Newton's three laws of motion. They also apply to how people think.
26. Remember that the amount of information contained by a message relates to its rarity - unfortunately that makes it difficult to accept emotionally or politically.
27. Remember absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
28. Remember correlation does not imply causation.
29. Ask 'why' repeatedly to find root causes.
30. Try not to do anything today that you will regret tomorrow.
31. Remember that anything with high energy has real potential to cause harm or damage.
32. If you cannot look forward, look back. Think of a tunnelling machine. It cannot see forward, but it can use a laser to ensure that the tunnel it is digging continues to be in a straight line.
33. Stop cursing the dark. Light a candle instead.
34. Remember you cannot change one part of a system without changing everything.
35. Remember that your image is important - do everything to strengthen your signal and minimise the noise. Think like an advertiser.
36. Failing to plan is the same as planning to fail.
37. No plan survives contact with reality - be prepared to adapt and improvise.
38. Learn from minor failures to prevent major ones. Experience is Golden.
39. Be aware of comfort zones and the danger of getting trapped in one.
40. Listen to your body. Obey your thirst, pay attention to aches and pains, watch for signs of tiredness, and look for the absence of the normal or presence of the abnormal.
41. Remember that you are part of nature - an IPod or XBox has nothing in common with you, a dog, cat, or goldfish has. So does every creature.
42. Prevention is better than cure.
43. Talk to the widest group of people you can. Even if they hold completely different views they will help refine your arguments. If they do different things to you, you will be able to learn things.
44. Only take a long shot it you are able to reload in time for a closer range one.
45.Take small bites - particularly at first.
46. Remember that rest is as important as work and play.
47. You can cope with any 'what' if you have a 'why'.
48. Play to your strengths, not others' weaknesses.
50. Do not look up to others because of their wealth, status, or qualifications, or look down on them because they have less of these things or because of their job. Seek to speak to them whilst looking in their eyes, accepting them as equal partners in our shared endeavour of life.
S'funny; I got exactly the same message on Whatsapp on Xmas eve, purportedly from a friend (not called Helen).Evening all, just wanted to take a minute to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy year, most of all good health!
These days people don't spend much time or thought on some personal words to their friends and family, they just copy and paste some random shit and send it on.
So, after all we've been though together this year I want to thank you for your friendship and wish you a happy 2018!
You are the best gymnastics group anyone could ask for.
Best wishes, Helen