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Your Greatest Enemy?

“The bad news is time flies.

The good news is you’re the pilot.”

– Michael Altshuler

There’s a scene in the new Tom Cruise movie ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ where he’s with a group of young pilots that he’s training for an impossible mission and he says:

“Our greatest enemy is time.”

Without giving anything away, the story arc of the movie involves Cruise’s character realising that he’s not as old as he thinks he is, that he still has something to contribute, not only as a teacher but as a pilot.

Cruise, who will be 60 this July, clearly still believes he has plenty to contribute in real life as he keeps pushing himself to the limit in this film and it’s being rewarded in movie theatres, already surpassing half a billion in sales less than 2 weeks since release. It’s a record for any Cruise movie which is quite remarkable.

Whatever your opinion of his antics in real life, he has to be respected for his commitment to his craft. A super example of anything is possible if you have total commitment.

It might be worth checking yourself this week for the sneaky inner story that might be affecting your progress or enjoyment of something important.

  • “Not now, maybe later”
  • “It’s too late to start”
  • “I wish I’d done this earlier”
  • “It’s impossible.”
  • “I’ll start tomorrow”
  • “I’m too old”

We are the pilots in a sky of time. We have choices.

The question is will we fully engage?


PS – The movie is VERY enjoyable and is full of incredible non-CGI cinematography.

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