Think like a chimp!

Last Update: September 17, 2020

That's the words my flight instructor told me.

  • Most pilots spend time in a flight simulator, designed to be like the actual airplane.
  • We are taught to deal with any problem the airplane can throw at us.
  • Once, I had spent nearly an hour in the simulator and was frustrated.
  • My instructor caught me trying figure out what he was going to make the simulator do next.

The monkey doesn't try to figure out where the banana will come from!

  • He reacts when he sees it and grabs it.
  • Deal with a problem when it comes.
  • We were trained if there was a fire in the cockpit how to deal with it, but don't dwell on it.
  • So many of us try to figure out what is going to happen with the internet.
  • Hours are spent thinking about what people will buy, or react to.
  • Build the website, then adjust as you need to for your market.

Deal with plan A before you move to plan C.

  • Learn to adjust to circumstances and make the changes necessary.
  • So many of us jump to the next lesson before we finish the first one.
  • We solve problems before they happen.

Albert Einstein summed it up well:

"The measure of intelligence is the ability to change."

Can you roll with the punches? Dwell on that for a moment.


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FKelso Premium our old age, we are proving that we still have the ability to change...

Speaking of thinking like a chimp: My monk friend, Father Ioasaph, always peels his bananas from the end farthest from where the banana was attached to the tree. Try it sometime; it is far easier. Those chimps know what they are doing. (Maybe he figured that out because he's a monk? No, Franny,
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LMH1968 Premium
Excellent advice Joe
coqui49519 Premium
Well Joe, I don't know about thinking like a chimp; I've been told sometimes I act like one lol

Build your website, then adjust its content to the new conditions... check and check, thanks Joe for the pearls.

Enjoy your pre-Friday and the weekend beyond. Peace.
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dburnett8 Premium
Joe, thank you for sharing. I like the idea of waiting for the problem to happen before trying to solve an unknown.
Surfdude123 Premium
I have rolled with so many life punches that I just roll over in my bed now, thankful I have one.