The Bumblebee is Unable to Fly

According to the theory of aerodynamics…the Bumblebee is unable to fly.


This is because the size, weight, and shape of its body in relation to the wing spread, which would make flying impossible. But…no one could tell the bumblebee these profound scientific truths…so he goes ahead and flies anyway…and he manages to make a little honey every day.

As a child all I ever talked about was being a nurse – and helping people. Perhaps that was because, I was everyone’s caretaker – it wasn’t make believe or pretend – it was the real deal. It was what everyone wanted me to be.

While I tried many times to pursue that journey, it just never seemed to materialize.

Being a care taker just comes natural and has become a very rich and rewarding habit in my life.

For each person we meet has the potential to teach us something, when you genuinely care for others, I believe you’ll discover two things. The first being, you’ll learn a lot if, you’re open to listening and the opportunity to learn. Second, people will warm up to you. I see complete strangers often treat me like an old friend, simply because I am open to listen and care.

Today “my” own personal dreams and aspirations are much different from what others wanted me to be – yet not really… For the desires of my heart are to heal and grow people, just not through medicine, but through helping others to meet their goals, paint the vision, see the big picture, to begin with the end in mind.

The bumblebee is driven by Brute-force, more than aerodynamic efficiency. He has a vision, he begins with the end in mind. He is not distracted by the nay-sayers.

The old myth that “bumblebees shouldn’t be able to fly” was based on calculations using the aerodynamic theory of 1918-19, just 15 years after the Wright brothers made the first powered light. These early theories suggested that bumblebee wings were too small to create sufficient lift but since then scientists have made huge advances in understanding aerodynamics and how different kinds of airflow can generate it.

Samuel Langley in 1898 was given $50,000 by the War Department and a team to develop his aerodrome design into a man-carrying machine. Langley was trained as an architect and engineer, but distinguished himself as a mathematician and astronomer. It was not until 1887 when he became the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. that he found himself with the time and resources to pursue this passion, they were unsuccessful in the mission.

Yet it was Wilbur and Orville Wright with a true desire and passion, no investors, no real team to speak of, and while the Wright brothers never claimed to be the first to fly. Yet they changed history forever, the basic flying skills developed by the Wright Brothers remain true even today, and they were the first in many areas of flight.

Without the vision you will not find the desire to achieve the goal

You may have heard someone say to you: you’ll never be able to that, you don’t have what it takes, it’s not possible, it’s never been done…

The experts said by age 50 I wouldn’t walk…I’m 58 and walking every day.

In 1983 the experts said I wouldn’t make it…today I am healthier than ever.

The experts said it couldn’t be done…yet I wrote and designed a payroll slot for the U.S. Postal service and went on to the U.S. Pentagon to present it.

While the experts were wrong…I had a different vision, one of living my purpose, and seeing my vision come to pass…

Your life over time is a laboratory of study, research, and course corrections – it’s your mindset during this daily journey that matters, to extract what really matters, what really works, and what doesn’t.

– don’t allow others to contaminate your mind, hit the delete button, and move on.

If your vision and direction is clear, your focus will be also.

Remember, aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that, so it goes on flying anyways.

Innovation gives your vision roots and wings…to go beyond the barriers we know.
Soar to new heights, paint the big picture, see your vision, set your goals, and …
“I’ll see you on the curve to success.”

Please write and share your story, what your vision for your life?

Sources: History of the airplane / University of Oxford

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