Nothing is A Given

Nothing is A Given

“Shatter the Sky” by Merryl Tengesdal is not just a memoir; it’s a beacon that guides you to dream beyond limits and break barriers. This book encourages you to set your aspirations sky-high, pushing you to redefine what’s possible in your life. Tengesdal’s journey from breaking glass ceilings to soaring as a U-2 pilot exemplifies the essence of aiming beyond the ordinary.

Why it Matters

We often find ourselves in environments and situations that are not of our own choosing. Some of these circumstances may be challenging or even daunting. However, it’s essential to remember that we are not defined by these conditions. We have the power to shape our own destinies, regardless of where we start.

How do you measure up?

  • Are you letting the circumstances of your birth or environment dictate your potential?
  • Do you find yourself accepting the status quo because it’s what you’ve always known?
  • Are you ready to challenge the narrative and pursue your true passions?

Guidance for the Road Ahead

  1. Recognize Your Power: Understand that you have more control over your life than you might believe. You can choose the path you want to take and how you want to run your race.
  2. Reject Negative Voices: If people around you are limiting your potential based on where you come from, it’s time to stop listening to them. Surround yourself with those who uplift and support your aspirations.
  3. Chase Your Passion: Identify what you love and pursue it with all your heart. Dream big and take actionable steps towards achieving those dreams. Find mentors and allies who will help you on your journey.
  4. Cut Out Negativity: It’s crucial to remove negative influences from your life. Those who try to hold you back have no place in your race. This is your journey, and you should run it your way.

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