As pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart said, “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”
What is your level of conviction? A tomboy who loved chemistry and sports, Amelia Earhart always sought adventure. While volunteering as a nurse’s aide for the Red Cross during World War I, she got to know many of the wounded pilots. After a plane ride at an air show in 1920, she was compelled to learn to fly and worked odd jobs to pay for lessons. She cropped her hair short and wore a leather jacket to look the part. Within a year, she purchased a second-hand plane and by 1923 became the 16th woman to be issued a pilot’s license by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI). With the help of publisher George P. Putnam, whom she later married, “Lady Lindy” became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928 as a passenger, and then first female aviator to fly solo over the Atlantic. Founder of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots, she lectured and wrote best-selling books about her experiences and even designed a line of clothing that embodied a sleek yet feminine look. Not necessarily the most skilled pilot, her charisma and determination led her to become world renowned. In July 1937, weeks shy of her 40th birthday, she mysteriously disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the globe. In the spirit of Amelia Earhart, take flight. Whatever you want to do, make the decision and start today. Believe in your dreams, choose your course and test your wings. Become an explorer by immersing yourself in the subject. Embody the energy of your vision. Be resourceful, take risks and dare to succeed. With a clear intention and unwavering commitment, you will attract opportunities and soar high.
Until next time, remember-it’s your divine life, live it to the fullest. The power is in your hands!
With Purpose & Power,
Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Ph.D., MBA.