Getting on the plane first

One human behaviour I find quite amusing is the rush for people to get on a plane as quickly as possible, usually making a harried approach to the gate so they can “beat as many people on as possible”. I don’t know about you, but I’m much more comfortable in the terminal. So I wait as long as possible before having to work through the stream of blockages as people try to stuff their baggage into the over head lockers before finally squeezing into my tiny seat. Plus there’s always the chance that you’ll be sitting on the tarmac “waiting for some event” before taking off. Nothing like sitting in a sardine tin for an hour waiting …

Like most human behaviour, its irrational, and when you take the time stop to think about why you are doing what you are doing, you can pick up on it and adjust.

So the question is, where else in your life are you too busy trying to get in first, to stop and think about whether what you are doing is actually worthwhile?