Are You Ready To Focus On Something Positive?
Sometimes it seems like the world’s going crazy, doesn’t it? Earthquakes, famine, war, crashing economies and out-of-control celebrities. We do what we can – donate money and time, pray, reach out . . . Sometimes it feels like a drop in the bucket.
If you watch much news, it’s easy to buy into the idea that we’re surrounded by nothing but darkness. It’s enough to make you lose faith in humanity.
Take a second look. There are still a lot of heroes out there. Some of them make the national news, while some you might never hear of, but they almost always have one thing in common – they are in tune with their Core Desires and it produces something positive for not only themselves but other people, too!
Here’s an example. Chesley Sullenberger – remember that name? Maybe not, but I’ll bet you remember the story of what he did. One year ago last Friday, “Sully” was at work, piloting Airbus A320 from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina. Soon after take-off, the plane hit a large “wall of birds” which shut down both engines. Sullenberger had the choice of returning to LaGuardia airport or attempting to land at the Teterboro Airport. Neither seemed like a viable option, so he tapped into his years of experience and made a frightening decision: He would take the airplane down in the Hudson River.
I want you to imagine this: One hundred and fifty-five people (including Sully himself) braced for impact as they headed nose down toward the icy waters of the Hudson River. “. . . to have zero thrust coming out of those engines was shocking,” Sullenberger said later. “The silence.” One of the flight attendents, watching Sullenberger and his co-pilot Jeff Skiles fight to save the plane, described it as like “being in a library.”
Through this crisis, Sullenberger illustrated for us the incredible resolve and power (Conquering Force!) that comes from being in tune with your Core Desires. Chesley Sullenberger knew what he was, and he pursued that calling with an unquestioning single-mindedness that led him to that day of decision and prepared him to create something positive out of a potential disaster.
- He spent his childhood building model planes and aircraft carriers, and watching military jets at a nearby air force base.
- He gained his glider pilot’s license at the age of fourteen.
- At age 16, he learned to fly in an Aeronica 7DC from a local flight instructor.
- He enrolled in the United States Air Force Academy, and soon after was selected for a cadet glider program.
- By the end of his freshmen year, he was an instructor, and by the year of his graduation he was designated the class “top flier.”
- From there, he served as a fighter pilot for the United States Air Force, and became a member of the aircraft accident investigation board.
In an interview with Katie Couric, Sullenberger said, “One way of looking at this might be that for 42 years, I’ve been making small, regular deposits in this bank of experience, education and training. And on January 15, the balance was sufficient so that I could make a very large withdrawal.”
Could you land a jet with 155 souls on a rushing, half-frozen river?
No, neither could I.
But can you be a hero?
You can. In fact, you must. You must do the heroic thing: Search inward until you know what your true Core Desires are. Only then will you unleash your Conquering Force that will propel you through all obstacles until you are immersed into the life you were born to live and the success you were born to enjoy. Otherwise, your born abilities and numbered days will slip away, wasted.
Are you ready to create something positive and amazing out of your life? Let me help you overcome your Invisible Barriers and hit the Jack-pot of success like you’ve only dreamed of!