Civil Air Patrol

January Commander’s Corner: Too Close for Comfort

  • rose headshotDo you ever say to yourself, “I ‘think’ I can squeeze through there!”, just to find yourself nervously inching along hoping you don’t hit anything?
  • Do you ever say to yourself, “I ‘think’ I can make it there on time!” then find yourself racing and arriving with only a moment to spare?
  • Do you ever have so much on your mind, or are so tired, you really don’t pay attention to what you’re doing and then ask yourself, “Where did I set that down?” or “I don’t remember doing that”?
  • Or did you ever find yourself racing to get a project done and nothing ever goes right?
If you find yourself doing any of these things maybe you are living “Too Close for Comfort”.

Many of our mishaps in and out of CAP occur because we hurry and take unnecessary risks. If we say, “I think I can make it”, then we really aren’t sure. If we squeeze an hour long project into 30 minutes, we find ourselves hastily rushing. Slow down and give yourself a margin for error. Maybe that means leaving 10 minutes earlier for a meeting, going around the block for an easier parking space, or starting a project earlier to give yourself the margin you need.

Living too close for comfort is not comfortable at all. Let’s slow down, reduce our stress, minimize our risks, and enjoy life by giving ourselves margin in whatever we do. You are our most important asset and are way to valuable to have anything happen to you.

Thank you for all you do for Civil Air Patrol and our Wing. Please be safe!

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