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"We are the protagonists of our stories called life, and there is no limit to how high we can fly."

Type rated on A330, B747-400, B747, B757, B767, B737, B727. International Airline Pilot / Author / Speaker. Dedicated to giving the gift of wings to anyone following their dreams. Supporting Aviation Safety through training, writing, and inspiration.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Rise to the Challenge

"We are like a silent mist
rising in the dawn - to the
challenges of the day."

What challenges are you facing today?

There is nothing you are facing at this moment...No challenge too great, obstacle too high, road to long, or ocean too wide... that we can't find a solution to brighten your day.

Whatever is bothering you...shift your focus and change your state, you'll continue on your quest and embrace this day. Look at problems as challenges. Challenges are opportunities to learn, and grow. Fact of life: You get what you focus on. If you're focusing on something negative... you need to break the pattern. Turn on the music, do the dishes, go flying, hit the gym, etc., it's amazing how better you'll feel by getting out of your own way.

Did you know that I am taking an instrument ground school class twice per week? I'm also writing about each class at Flying Training. If you're interested in flying little planes in the clouds drop by and check it out.

Enjoy the Journey!

XOX Karlene


  1. Thank you Karlene for sharing these wonderful words on a snowy Monday. Have a great week!

    1. You are so welcome! You have a wonderful weekend too. We are now having a rainy Monday here. Mother Nature is on weather wrath.

  2. What excellent advice, Karlene, thank you! "You get what you focus on." So true. I am going to hit the gym and turn on the music and get out of my own way today, for sure!

    1. I'm doing that too! But first working on my next three projects. Fiction. Motivation. Training. Working all parts of my brain every day. Could have interesting results. Have a great workout!

  3. A great reminder! There is always someone who has it worse than we do. I'm reminded of that as a friend of mine is in Haiti right now on a mission to help an orphanage. She is kind of a hero of mine for that. :)

    1. Thanks for the comment Heather. Your friend is doing a good thing! We should go visit her.

  4. Woo hoo! I can comment - finally the Blogger lets me. Phew :-)

    I love how positive your message is. Saying "no" to negativity is a key to success. Sometimes it is hard to overcome those negative thoughts but, you are so right: We get what we focus on.

  5. Double Woo hoo!!! Blogger is being a bugger sometimes.

    It is hard to get rid of them... I'm thinking shifting our focus by doing something else is the best way. Thanks for your comment!


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