Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Pilot Has Inspirational Message for Children to Reach for More

If you were to share an inspirational message with children, what would it be? We each have a story to tell, the question is whether or not we are willing to tell it.

It's not about getting fame or fortune, but whether or not you can help others achieve their goals and dreams.

Barrington Irving is sharing his story about  how he became a pilot, and how he achieved record breaking success.

At the young age of  15, Barrington was helping his parents run their bookstore in Opa-Lacka, when he met Captain Gary Robinson for the first time.

The meeting was one that would change his life forever. Capt. Robinson simply asked him if he had ever thought about becoming a pilot. In his mind, he doubted that he had the brains to fly a plane. This is where most kids start losing their ground to low self-esteem, and need a little boost.

Just as any teenager would ask, Barrington's only question was, "How much do you make?" I am sure you are laughing, because I did too. As it turns out though, it was a great question. His honesty in his concern for how much he would make was valid, and it spurred him to want to learn more.

When Capt. Robinson responded with the answer, "$117 an hour, he was determined that this was in fact a great choice for him for a career! What is the inspirational message?

The inspiration is the determination of Barrington Irving. He didn't let his dream go, and at the age of 16, he was buying simulation software. He was determined to save up for that, an take it one step at a time to getting his license at age 19, and at age 23 he flew solo around the world.

The inspirational message is never giving up, pursuing your dreams, and never stopping when people tell you that you cannot do something. It''s never letting someone else control your thoughts, and doing what you want to do.

If you have a goal then set out to accomplish it, and taking it to the next level to see just how far you can go. He mastered every inch of the plane, learning the ins and outs of the mechanics and how the plane was built. He knew it was so well, he could probably build that plane and fly it in the dark.

What "inspirational message" do you have? Have you accomplished something that you want to share with others? Barrington is sharing his message with kids in schools all around the country, as a reminder that yes, you can do whatever you want. You can have whatever you want if you put your mind to it, and do the work.

If you would like to share your inspirational message with us and others around the world, connect with us here at Courageous Life, and you can connect with us on Facebook too.

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