For a long time now, I have dreamed of learning to fly. It was one of those things on my “bucket list”. Over the past few years, I had found many excuses for why I could not do it, primarily because I thought I was too old. I should have learned to fly a couple of decades ago!
Part of my spiritual journey has been developing affirmations. In SendOutCards, we call them “I AM” statements. One day recently, I was looking back at some cards I had created over the past 5 years as a part of SendOutCards. On at least two of these cards, I had declared “I am a pilot.” A few months back, I saw an advertisement in our local paper one morning for a seminar – “Learn To Fly, Live Your Dream”. I shared this with my wonderful husband and he said, “Go for it!” So, I took an introductory lesson and bought a block of flying hours. Sometimes, I am still amazed I am doing this!
When I am in that plane, I HAVE to focus – 110% on what I am doing – on living in the moment totally. It has been quite an experience, and I am enjoying the mental acrobats it is forcing me to do. In order to be a leader, to achieve what we want in life, or just to be present with those we love, we must put aside other distraction and be in the moment. Can you think of a time when you have been in the moment 100%? Isn’t it an exhilarating feeling? What is on your bucket list that YOU still want to accomplish in your life? It is NEVER too late to go for your dreams.
I am a good example of this. I AM A PILOT!