A few years ago, I stepped outside of my home and unexpectedly witnessed what you see here – and it stopped me in my tracks. It seemed impossible, but it was real.
A huge 747 airplane flew by so low, and so slow that it hardly seemed to be moving. It appeared to hang in mid-air, defying gravity, and on its back was a space shuttle.
Now, I wasn’t living near a space station; I was in the middle of Orem, Utah at the time and never had any reason to expect to see such a sight out my front door. It flew so low that I could see the mountains above it.
I’ve always been baffled by how a Boeing 747 can soar through the air, let alone see it fly after having a heavy space shuttle placed on its back.
There have been times in my life when we have felt heavy financial burdens. During those times, the dismal numbers made us feel it would be impossible to reach our goal with so much weight on our backs.
My husband and I would set a goal and enthusiastically go for it, but one glance over our shoulder and we’d be instantly discouraged by the burden, lose steam and give up.
What if the 747 pilot did the same thing? What if he was halfway to his destination, successfully employing all the natural laws to keep the craft soaring, and suddenly glance to its back and think, “Whoa! That’s too big for me! I’d better slow down; conserve my fuel, or I might crash!”
The truth is, once the laws of aerodynamics are employed, he needs to remain steady and continue doing all that the laws require until he reaches his destination: keep his speed, tilt the flaps to maintain lift, etc. Any interruption in his momentum, or pointing his nose down instead of up would likely result in failure.
Once we learned the laws of success and began applying them with consistency and patience, it became a whole lot easier to keep the momentum long enough to finally get where we were trying to go – even with heavy financial burdens on our backs. Then after we reached our destination, we were finally able to set them down.
Learn the laws, then do something each day toward achieving your goal. The laws will support small burdens in the same way they support heavy ones.
But either way, whether you’re trying to fly a paper airplane, or a Boeing 747 with a space shuttle on its back (figuratively speaking), you’ve got to move at the speed of flight. It can’t be done without some thrust.
You also need to face the wind and let it lift you, instead of trying to duck under it. Follow the laws with precision and consistency until you’re at your destination. No matter how long it takes to get there, each day you will get closer, and at the right moment, you’ll arrive at where you wanted to go.
Remember, don’t focus on the burden, focus on the destination, and live in alignment with the laws!
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