For 25000 a fool made history

Posted: September 15, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Ok so here is the thing. Are you at work? Right now are you working? If not did you go to work this morning or will you be going to work later? More than likely you will or did or are.

Now why are you doing this? I know I know. It seems like a silly question I mean you probably go to work for the same reason we all go to work.. To get paid! We then use the payment to maintain or make our lifestyles better. Every once in a while we get lucky. A windfall comes our way in form of a lottery ticket or a raffle win or beating the odds on a tough line.  Maybe a bonus at work for different things but we are all looking for more to make life easier and Charles Lindebergh was no different. There was a prize of 25,00 offered by the Aero Club in 1919, to the first allied aviator(s) to fly non-stop from New York City to Paris or vice-versa

The money seems like a little for such an large feat, but keep in mind that in 1919 this would equal 340, 067 dollars today. Not to shabby right? So Charles did it for the money. He was not alone either many aviators competed, he was however alone in that he had almost no financial backing. He was called a fool and everyone just knew that he would kill himself. Despite the cries of fool Charles pressed on and built his Airplane the Spirit of St. Louis then he went on to fly it and win!

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Look today for opportunities to make your life better than block out those who tell you all the reasons why you can’t do it. Oh many will tell you why you can’t and you don’t need to know that. Hold onto the spirit like Charles did and I am sure that if you put your mind to it you can do anything!!

john3c

 

 

 

 

http://storyoftheweek.loa.org/2010/08/flying-fool.html

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