I am about to tell you a true story. If you believe me, you will be well rewarded. If you don't believe me, I will make it worth your while to change your mind. Let me explain.
Jen is a friend of mine who has an eye for good training. One day she called excited about a job offer she just got. "It's so incredible," she said, "when you hear how I got this job, you won't believe it."
"What won't I believe?" I asked. "What could be so incredible?"
Jen continued. "When you asked me to 'test drive' your stuff for Nurses and Medics and Pilots who want to fly medical helicopters, I did it just to help you out. I followed the steps just to make sure everything worked. I did it to help a friend. That's it. Nothing more. I didn't expect anything to come of it."
"And with my medical condition, I never once thought about flying as a real flight medic."
"But now it's happening. For real!"
I had to cut her off to get a word in -- "Jen, what are you even talking about? What's happening for real?"
Jen continued. "Do you remember when it happened? When I lost my eye? How I figured my dreams of flying were over. And I moved on because I didn't have a choice. Do you remember?"
Me: "Yes, of course I remember? You were very strong. I admired you for it. We all did."
Jen: "But that's the thing I'm trying to tell you, Troy....
I was wrong. You were wrong. The Army was wrong....
We were all wrong! And thank God we were because it's still not too late. Because I still can fly. And now it's happening!"