Flying with Superman
Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, so the story goes, was once in an aircraft preparng for take-off. A flight attendant noticed that his seatbelt was unfastened.
‘Sir, would you please do up your seat belt?’
Muhammad Ali looked up with his characteristic saucy grin and said in his slow, gravelly drawl: ‘Superman don’t need no seatbelt!’
But the attendant was quick with a reply:
‘Superman don’t need no aeroplane. Do up your belt!’
Muhammad Ali, as we know, was renowned for his positive mental attitude, a trait he displayed every day throughout his career, in the ring and beyond. It’s an attitude we would all do well to embrace if we are to make a success of our own working lives.