Unable to purchase the single aircraft in existence capable of making that momentous journey, he had his own airplane designed and built – now that’s commitment. #BooksthatInspire

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What does it mean: to commit yourself to your dream? To illustrate, let me tell you a little about the story of Charles Lindbergh. You know, of course who he was – he was the first person to fly the Atlantic solo – non-stop all the way to Paris. An incredible feat which he eventually accomplished in May 1927.

He used to dream of flying across the Atlantic during his long haul flights delivering mail. Once he had imagined the possibility of being the first person to do this, he completely committed himself to its achievement overcoming all kinds of set-backs. He did not allow the negative opinions of the doubters who surrounded him to influence his resolve.

When he was unable to purchase the single aircraft in existence that he calculated would be capable of making that momentous journey, he had his own airplane designed and built. He didn’t have the money, but he got a group of St Louis businessmen to sponsor him – that’s why the plane was called The Spirit of St Louis – now that’s commitment.

Taken from The 7 Keys to Success

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