Yes, you read that Wright!
Today, many people dream of doing great things. Many people dream of changing the world, or their own little worlds, for the better.
Sadly, there are many naysayers in our world today who would like to tell you that “it can’t be done.” On the other hand, there are people who encourage you to go after your dreams. And it is for this reason that you must listen to the right people. Or should I say, “the Wright people.” Chances are, if God has given you a dream, He has given you the power to realize that dream.
The story of two American brothers: Wilbur and Orville Wright, is one such story that demonstrates the power of dreams and the human will to accomplish them.
The Wright brothers, through much hard work, dedication and determination, pioneered powered flight in the early 20th century. In the year 1903, and I think no one will forget this year for its historical significance, the first “airplane” took flight.
It was then that the two brothers, Wilbur and Orville Wright, first saw their dreams take wings and fly.
Today, many people still dream and do great things through hard work and dedication. They make difficult or seemingly impossible projects a success. Hence the expression: to get it off the ground.
Wilbur and Orville Wright were not the only persons to have dreamed of power flight. Many people suspected that it was possible. But many others laughed at the idea. Can something heavier than the air really rise in it? And if so, at what expense of energy and for how long?
Before the invention of the airplane, humans did lift off the ground. But they did so using the power of the wind, hot air balloons and other “lighter than air” mechanisms. These mechanisms only launched a person into the air for a very short period of time, and left them mostly to the mercy of the winds.
Who would have dreamed that one day, a metal object weighing hundreds of tons would roar and lift into the air…and fly away into the skies under the pilot’s command! Over two hundred years ago, two great men patented the first airplane. It was clumsy and inferior compared to the airplanes we have today. But the airplanes of today were all built and improved on the same principles that the Wright brothers used to put the first airplane in flight.
What project are you trying to get off the ground today? What dream of yours is yet to take flight?