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Reflection on a Famous Quote – February 1, 2012 By: Danny J. Stevens

“Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is the triumph of some enthusiasm”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing begins without first a thought.  The manifestation of the thought into the physical world is the results of further refinement of the thought, then to visualize the thought.  It has been said that all things have been created twice:  Once in the mind and again in the physical.  To bring it from the vision to the physical will take action and a big enough why to see it through.

One such event from the Annals of history was the flight of “The Spirit of St. Louis.”  Charles Lindbergh first had the idea of flying across the Atlantic.  Then he visualized himself reaching Paris and becoming the first person to complete such a flight.  If it were only for money he may not taken the flight.  He turned down other offers of money and basically only accepted the initial cash offering to cover the expense to prepare for the journey and too reach Paris.  The vision of making the flight happen and the excitement of opening new avenues for flight stirred Lindbergh through the difficult moments of the flight. He had to tow “The Spirit of St. Louis” to Roosevelt Field, in New York  as it had a longer runway.  The weather was bad for entire week. When he finally climbed into to the cockpit to begin the flight he had not slept for over 24 hours.  His dream pushed him through the cold, the storms, the near crash into the Atlantic Ocean. The flight took 33 1/2 hours non-stop.

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