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“We need to try to do the right thing every time, to perform at our best, because we never know which moment in our lives we’ll be judged on.”

Quote of the Day

#OTD 10 years ago, Captain "Sully" Sullenberger made the decision to land US Airways Flight #1549 in the Hudson River after birds took out both of the plane's engines after departing NYC. His decision & flawless execution saved the lives of all 155 people on board.

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  • What We Can Learn From Sully’s Journey
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703790404574469160016077646
    One letter that was particularly touching to Sully came from Paul Kellen of Medford, Mass. “I see a hero as electing to enter a dangerous situation for a higher purpose,” he wrote, “and you were not given a choice. That is not to say you are not a man of virtue, but I see your virtue arising from your choices at other times. It’s clear that many choices in your life prepared you for that moment when your engines failed.“There are people among us who are ethical, responsible and diligent. I hope your story encourages those who toil in obscurity to know that their reward is simple—they will be ready if the test comes. I hope your story encourages others to imitation.”Sully now sees lessons for the rest of us. “We need to try to do the right thing every time, to perform at our best,” he says, “because we never know what moment in our lives we’ll be judged on.”He always had a sense of this. Now he knows it for sure.
  • US Airways Flight 1549: Anatomy of a Miracle (FROM 2009):
    https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2009/06/us-airways-200906