The miracle of Hudson that teaches you to thrive at your workplace


The Untold Story Behind the Miracle of Hudson is the story of Sully, from his early life until the event when he landed Flight 1549 on the Hudson River, New York, in 2009. The plane was struck by birds.

The book is not just about Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III grim adventure when he landed Flight 1549 on the Hudson River. It is also about his whole life that gives a lesson about the office life.
I learnt something from this book, that was not related to the incident. In chapter 'Anything is Possible', Sully's wife, Lorrie, mentioned about the river analogy.

The river is flowing very fast. We are afraid of it, so we hold it to the shore. It is suffering. But the river has its destination. We just need to let go of the shore, push ourselves to the middle of the river, keep our eyes open and head above the water.

This analogy helps Sully and Lorrie to cope with their financial difficulties.

In the case of any corporate offices or normal offices in particular, the river resembles the colleagues in your office that could despise you.

Working life could be nasty. There are envious people. People that cannot accept your achievement. People that will try to make you slow in achieving your goal. There are also cases that your colleagues would not befriend you because they don't like you - for no reason.

To survive, you just need to put your head above the water. You just need to chin up and ignore those people. You work with them. You do not work for them. As long as your relationship with your superior is good, that matters more. Your nasty colleagues are the strong current in the river, but surely, they will bring you to the right destination.

A company cannot run without a bunch of people, can it?

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