Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:17 pm
Location: Asheville, NC
Here is a message that alex posted on the blog. Figured I'd post it here too. Rather inspiring.
I have been told about the odds of making it and not making it so many times
it becomes a joke.
Some of the odds of making it success stories:
Look kid, sorry. I know talent when I see it. You are a decent basketball
player--but that was grammer school. This is High School. You just can't
compete at this high level. I am cutting you before your dreams get
shattered. ---Michael Jordan's high school coach before he cut him from the
Blah blah about the same quote as above. Scottie Pippen's high school coach
before he cut him from the team.
You are over 65 years old. You want to start a career in the restaurant
business? Don't waste your social security checks.---Colonel Sanders
"You want to get an aircraft instrument rating in a month. HA. It took John
Glenn 6 weeks to get his instrument rating. You are not John Glenn. Spend
the necessary year and become a safe pilot. Alex Wasilewski's friends and
previous flight instructor.
"Congratulations. You have tied the American Aviation record for the
shortest time to achieve an FAA instrument rating." FAA flight test
supervisor to Alex Wasilewski. Quoted six DAYS after the previous quote.
"What an idiot. Doesn't he know that the leading medical and physiological
experts have conclusively determined that the human body is incapable of
running a mile in under 4 minutes.---- the leading experts to Roger
Bannister about a year before he became the first human to break the 4
minute mile barrier. Now this "impossibility" is routinely broken by very
good high school athletes.
The list goes on and on.
Don't let anyone tell you that your not good enough!