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6 Incredible Features of the Wright Brothers That Enabled them to Successfully Fly a Plane

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The Wright Brothers, Orville (1871-1948), and Wilbur (1867 -1912) are famous for inventing, creating, and flying the first plane. Before studying them, I believed they were extraordinary folks. However, after conducting an extensive study on the two brothers, I realized they were ordinary people who appeared different because they possessed the following features.

The Wright Brothers: –

  1. Were Voracious Readers

The Wright brothers loved reading books. They read all sorts of books including engineering books, ancient books, and autobiographies of great inventors. Historians reveal that the Wright brothers had no electricity, telephones or light in their house, but they had lots of books: their house looked like a library.

Reading seemed to have contributed to them inventing the plane because reading boosts imagination and creativity. Reading also enabled the Wright brothers to know where other people who tried to invent the airplane failed.

Therefore, encourage yourself to read everyday keeping in mind that Readers are Leaders.

  1. Were Passionate About the Concept of Flying

History reveals that the Wright brothers were obsessed with flight. They read every book about flight, and most of their conversations were about flight.

  1. Never Gave Up

The Wright brothers never gave up even though most of their attempts to fly failed. People don’t know that they built many planes that crashed before they finally created the plane that flew successfully in 1903.

  1. Were Risk-Takers

The Wright brothers risked death while trying to create the first flying plane. They often crash-landed when they went up in the air. One of the Wright brothers sustained injuries while testing a plane but these injuries did not stop them.

Besides this, the Wright brothers still attempted to fly despite knowing that many previous inventors had died trying to fly a plane. The Wright Brothers didn’t care: they were bold enough to risk their lives.

  1. Believed in the Impossible

Though flying appeared to be delusional and wishful thinking during those times, the Wright brothers believed they could fly. Many people had tried to fly for centuries but failed. People had already given up on the idea that human-beings could one day fly. However, the Wright brothers believed in the impossible: they believed that flight was possible, and they eventually flew.

  1. Ignored the Naysayers

Many people tried to tell the Wright Brothers that they would never fly a plane because it was unrealistic for a heavy metal with a person in it to fly in the air. Even, physicians argued that metal was heavier than air: therefore, it was impossible to build a machine (plane) that would beat this scientific principle. However, the Wright Brothers had mastered the art of ignoring the Naysayers. They believed in the impossible, they believed in their ability, and they believed they could fly, and they did so.

Ignore the Naysayers: Ignore Those Who Say It Can’t Be Done – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Concluding Remarks

I wrote this piece because I wanted you to know that successful people are not extraordinary people as we always believe. The Wright brothers prove that inventors are just like you and me. They just did what many people don’t do: they were persistent, they never gave up, they always read books, believed in the impossible, they were massive risk-takers, and lastly, they did not care about other people’s opinions.

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5 Unbelievable Factors That Make People Work Extremely Hard

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Mentors, a strong purpose, and motivational stuff are some of the main factors that have made people work extremely hard. However, there are also unique but not necessarily positive factors that have made people work extremely hard towards their goals. Guess you are ready to know them.

Here are they:

  1. The Desire to Prove People Wrong

Many people have worked extremely hard towards their goals because they wanted to prove the naysayers wrong. These folks wanted to show the people who doubted them that they can achieve greatness.

An example is Arnold Schwarzenegger. This guy worked extremely hard in his acting career because he wanted to prove wrong the people who told him that he won’t be a successful actor since he had a German accent, and a body that was too big for acting.

  1. Competition

Even though I have discouraged competition in my previous posts, I believe that it sometimes makes people work extremely hard. Many bloggers, musicians, and business owners have worked extremely hard because of the fierce competition in their niches. These folks knew that they would fail to secure a sizeable market share if their competitors outworked them.

For this reason, it’s inarguable that competition can force you to work harder whether you like it or not because if you don’t work hard when facing stiff competition, your competitors will become better than you and throw you out of the game.

  1. Faith

A large percentage of successful people succeeded because they had faith in their dreams. Faith made them completely sure that they will achieve their dreams if they worked harder, and therefore, it motivated them to work hardest towards their goals.

Recently, I realized that people who believe in the achievement of their dreams often work harder than those who doubt. Doubt drains your energy because it demotivates you, while faith pumps energy in you and motivates you to push yourself harder because you firmly know that success will come if you toil.

  1. Pain

People also work harder towards their goals if they believe that achieving them will eliminate some sort of pain. For instance, the pain of living in poverty motivated Eminem to work extremely hard towards a better life. In some of his songs, the rapper reveals how the pain he felt when he realized that his 9-5 salary could not sustain his family forced him to work very hard in music.

All the pain inside amplified by the fact that I can’t get by with my 9-5, and I can’t provide the right type of life for my family – Eminem, Lose Yourself

  1. The Need to Use Success As Revenge

“Success is the best revenge to pay you back.” – Eminem, Where I’m At.

I know people who are working so hard because they experienced rejection. These folks believe that working harder will make them meet success and make the people who rejected them regret.

Conclusion

Besides faith, the above factors show that you can use negative states of mind to push yourself harder. The main reason we are always encouraged to use positive factors to push ourselves harder is because most of the time, factors such as pain, competition, the need to revenge and prove people wrong, work against us.

What other unique factors do you know that can make people work harder?

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The Top 5 Ways To Embrace Patience

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My research on successful individuals made me realize that all successful folks were patient. They worked for a period of 3 to 10 years without quitting. For this reason, it dawned on me that I also have to embrace delay whether I like it or not.

However, I realized that embracing delay was pretty hard because I have to work diligently and patiently without getting discouraged even when my results don’t arrive as early as I expected. This realization made me contemplate on why it’s hard for people to master patience even though it’s a primary key to success.

Anyway, I thought about patience for a week and I realized the five ways we/you can be patient

Here are they

  1. Stop Wanting to Prove People Wrong

If you want to achieve your goals so that you prove people wrong you will become very impatient because you will want things to happen as fast as possible so that you appear right. Therefore, to become more patient, avoid wanting to prove people wrong. Just work towards your goals with nobody in your mind.

I loved proving people wrong but I ditched this behaviour after realizing that I usually want to progress quickly whenever I want to use my achievements to prove some folks wrong.

  1. Stop Focusing On the Outcome

It will be impossible for you to be patient if you constantly focus on your results because most of the time, you won’t see the results you expected. For example, if you are a blogger and you are targeting 10,000 visitors per day, you will be impatient and you might give up if you constantly check your stats because it might take long before you reach your target.

However, you will embrace patience if you forget about the results and start concentrating on acquiring the skills and knowledge required for you to achieve your goals.

  1. Know What Makes You Impatient

To embrace delay, you must know the factors that make you impatient and start avoiding them. For me, I avoided competing and comparing myself with others after realizing that these factors make me an impatient individual. It dawned on me that I always feel that my dreams are taking long to come true whenever I compete or compare myself with others.

  1. Understand that it Takes Long to Succeed

One of the main reasons why I’m a little bit patient is that I know that it took approximately 5 to 15 years of hard work for most successful folks to achieve their wildest dreams. This knowledge makes me realize that it might also take time for me to achieve my dreams, and for this reason, I have to embrace patience.  Also, it makes me know that waiting is part of the journey, and therefore, patience is a virtue I must master.

  1. Surround Yourself With Dreamers

You are more likely to be more patient if you surround yourself with dreamers because you’ll realize that their success is also taking long to arrive. My dreamer friends made me a patient individual because I realized that just like me, they are not meeting success quickly despite their hard work. They always make me realize that delay is a normal occurrence to dream chasers, and therefore I have no option but to work and wait.

Conclusion

If we wait long enough, we’ll meet success. Therefore, we must cultivate patience if we want to live the life we want. We must also understand that patience is one of the primary keys to success because it enables us to persevere and persist without being frustrated. It might be hard to be patient but it’s not impossible. If some ordinary people succeeded in life because they managed to be patient, why not us?

You can add more ways to be patient in the comment box below

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Jean Jacques Rousseau   

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