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PHD. MBA. MHS. Type rated on A350, A330, B777, B747-400, B747-200, 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. Fighting for Aviation Safety and Airline Employee Advocacy. Safety Culture and SMS change agent.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Give Your Dreams Wings to Fly

Pull your dreams into the daylight,
And give them wings to fly.
Get on that runway called life.
Then takeoff toward the sky.
The future of success is waiting.
This is “your” life, live it.

Everyone dreams. But it’s those that pull their dreams into their waking hours, who will turn them into goals. A goal—your waking dream—is a sacred thing. It can give your life motivation, inspiration and direction, or it can be the weight that hangs around your neck as you say, “someday.”

Goals shouldn’t be feared, but they shouldn’t be taken lightly either. They are your dreams that are sitting on the runway headed toward success. And all pilots know that the only reason we taxi onto the runway is if we’re ready to takeoff. Sitting on an active runway telling the tower we’re going to depart— and never do— is a dangerous place to be.

If we all dream, then why can’t we all achieve our goals? The answer is—we can. But some people think, “I can’t possibly because....” Others say, “someday I will,” but someday never comes. And there are those who tell everyone, “I’m going to…,” but never take action towards their goal because life gets in the way.

Here is the secret of the week. Life will always get in the way of your dreams. Something will always come up. Someone will always need you. Work. Family. Friends. Commitments. So what makes some people achieve success while others say they want to, and never do?

They decide, and then they take action.

Tony Robbins said, “don’t ever make a goal without taking some action toward it.” This is a powerful step, and essential if you plan on making your dreams come true. Have you scheduled your training? Signed up for school? Joined a gym? Set your alarm to wake up at 3:30 to write your novel? What do you want in your life, and what is one thing you can do toward it at this moment to move toward it?

The choice is yours. What are you waiting for?


  1. Karlene san!!Thank you very much for sharing motivational words.I agree with you.We should go forward toward rotating point on runway,and fight for cross wind component.
    Never give up. Never give in.I try to focus on every day.
    Have a great day,

    1. You are welcome Jun, and I love your comment of fighting your cross wind component. We will always have them... we just have to change our procedures a little- then we fly! You're doing Great down there! Never, ever give up!

  2. Thank you for the words of inspiration, Karlene. So true. And I love the metaphor of sitting on an active runway but not being ready to depart--not only upsetting, but could be tragic!

    1. Thanks Linda, and I think that's the way life is too. We're risking a lot if we never get moving forward.

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you Jeff! The world is full of them and when I get up early and have an energy drink, the fly off the shelf. :)

  4. thank u so much for your motivation and inspirational words ma' really made me active towards my dream

    1. You are so welcome Sakshi, And thank you so much too!

  5. So truly described. Though I am late to react on this but i felt to comment. The description given to achieve the goal with its weakness will surely motivate me to reach towards the goal. It also inspires me to dream more and then work more to achieve the same. Thank you Karlene, your write up is fixed a place in my heart for alwys. Nidhish

    1. Nidhish, Thank you so much for pulling me back to this post. I think I will share it again. We all need a little motivation to embrace our dreams to soar. Many hugs this holiday season!


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