December 1, 2022
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why…..”
Regardless of where you are in life or what you are doing, it is critical to create and maintain a mind of “Healthy Conscious Paranoia.” How many times did our parents tell us to look both ways before crossing the street so a car would not hit us? What about making sure you have clean underwear on in case you have to go to the hospital? The mindset that we all have to some degree is “What could possibly go wrong if I do or don’t (fill in the blank)?” Our parents, grandparents, loved ones and our own life experiences tell us about all the things that can go wrong. Somewhere we either get complacent or cocky or forgetful and don’t think the bad things could possibly happen to us. Shortcutting the checklist, the repair manual or what we know is the proper approach will eventually catch up with us. Being lazy or in a hurry leads to the loss of the “Healthy Conscious Paranoia” mindset and one enters the danger zone.
At King Aerospace, “Healthy Conscious Paranoia” helps keep one from driving the tug into the airplane. “Healthy Conscious Paranoia” helps one remember to remove the work stand before lowering the flaps! “Healthy Conscious Paranoia” causes one to double check the part number twice before ordering or requesting the part. The same mind set causes one to double check the date to ensure that people are paid the right amount and on time. “Healthy Conscious Paranoia” ensures that one looks to see where the closest fire extinguisher is located in case something goes bad. “Healthy Conscious Paranoia” causes one to make the next sales call to ensure that our people maintain their jobs. “Healthy Conscious Paranoia” causes one to look at loved ones, peers or even total strangers to ensure that they are doing well and don’t need support. It is quite possible that “angels” are present because they, too, have a “Healthy Conscious Paranoia.“
The list of examples is endless but the concept of “Healthy Conscious Paranoia” works in all aspects of life and is an essential ingredient in preserving the King Aerospace Kulture and keeping our Gold Wings gold! We must maintain a kulture of “Healthy Conscious Paranoia” individually, as a group, as a company, as a country and as children of God. Think about it in all aspects of your life and it guarantees you reduced pain and drama. Touch someone’s life or even save a life!
According to at least one professional in this area, therapists would rather think of this concept as “Fear as a Blessing.” The therapist pointed out that those in his profession have spent most of their lives trying to help people with paranoia, not support it. So call it what you want but know that fear or “Healthy Conscious Paranoia” can help you in all aspects of your life as long as you keep everything in the proper perspective, with God’s favor. May we never forget the true reason that we celebrate Christmas as we constantly think about our actions and thoughts. God bless you and your family.
Written by KING AEROSPACE Founder, Jerry Allan King-Echevarria.