01 Jan Embrace the Journey
As we step into the New Year, I’d like to share insights from my book, “Shatter the Sky,” and lessons learned from my unique journey. This book is more than just my story; it’s a testament to the power of perseverance, the importance of never giving up, and the incredible impact of pushing beyond your perceived limits.
Why it Matters
Your journey is unique, and it’s filled with opportunities for growth and transformation. Often, the biggest obstacle to achieving greatness is our own hesitation to continue when challenges arise. My story, as detailed in “Shatter the Sky,” is a reminder that the path to achieving your dreams might not be straightforward, but it’s always worth pursuing.
How do you measure up?
- Are there dreams or goals you’ve put on hold because they seemed too ambitious?
- How do you react to challenges and setbacks? Do they discourage you, or motivate you to push harder?
- What’s the one thing you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t yet started?
How to Navigate it in 3 Enlightening Steps
- Never Quit: The core message of my journey is simple yet challenging to implement: never give up. Success often comes just when you feel like you’re at your breaking point.
- Embrace New Opportunities: When I was on the verge of leaving the Navy, a chance conversation opened a new path for me. Be open to unexpected opportunities; they might lead you to your greatest achievements.
- Pursue Your Dreams, Relentlessly: Since childhood, my dream was to fly. That dream took me from being a helicopter pilot to the first and only black woman to fly the U-2 spy plane. Your dreams might evolve, but never stop pursuing them.