If I can create the minimum of my plans and desires, there shall be no regrets.
So said Bessie Coleman, the first female pilot of African American descent to earn her international pilot’s licence in 1921. Sadly Bessie died during one of her preparatory flights (she was a stunt pilot) at the age of just 34, but even by this young age, she had achieved her dream to ‘amount to something’ having gained the admiration of the people in her industry and the crowds who flocked to her stunt shows.
Stories like this inspire and dare us to live a bigger life, but in the back of our minds we often think that this kind of achievement is just too much and can only be done by others. Maybe they were driven in a way that we just don’t identify with, or maybe we’re not that much of a risk-taker!Continue Reading