The father of the amazing airplane- Lear Jet was Bill Lear. An inventor, aviator and business leader, Lear held more than 150 patents, including those of the automatic pilot, car radio and eight track tapes (you can’t beat them all). Lear was a pioneer in his thinking, and in the 1950s, he could see the potential for the manufacture of small corporate jets. It took him several years to make his dream a reality, but in 1963, the first Lear Jet made its maiden voyage, and in 1964 he delivered his first production jet to a client.
Lear’s success was immediate, and he quickly sold many aircraft. But not long after he got his start, Lear learned that two aircraft he’d built had crashed under mysterious circumstances. He was devastated. At that time, fifty five Lear jet were privately owned, and Lear sent word to all of the owners to ground their planes until he and his team could determine what had caused the crashes.
As he researched the ill fated flights, Lear discovered a potential cause, but he couldn’t verify the technical problem on ground. There was only one sure way to find out whether he had diagnosed the problem correctly. He would have to try to recreate it personally- in the air.
As he flew the jet, he nearly lost control and almost met the fate of the two pilots. But he did manage to make it through the tests, and he was able to verify the defect.
This great inventor perfected his imperfection, he went back to drawing board, to find out the cause of the problem and how to resolve it, and he verified the defect. There are times in our life when things are not going as planned, we need to go back to our drawing board and find out the cause of the problem and proffer solutions to it.
There are stories of men who failed in the cause of inventing, but yet they still did not give up until they’ve perfected what they started. Thomas Edison (scientist) who tried 10,000 times before he could come out with the right formula that produced the electric bulb. God has endowed you with talents, skills, to do certain things that others can’t do, all what is needed is nurturing. Ed Macaulay said “just remember that if you’re not working at your game to the utmost of your ability, there will be someone out there somewhere with equal ability. And one day you’ll contest with each other, and he’ll have the advantage”. Practice what you know how to do best and you will see the reward, it could be dancing, singing, or any legitimate activities you find yourself doing.
HOW DO I PERFECT MY IMPERFECTION?
Allow me give you these little tips that has proved of great help to those who have applied it as their daily routine. Open your heart to it and in no time you would see great results.
Training is the act of teaching a person to perform a particular skill well. I could remember before I started singing I was told by my instructor to abstain from some certain food and other things that could hamper my voice; this was part of the training I need to undergo. For you to be a good athlete requires training, it also applies to all fields. It is when crude oil becomes refined petroleum that it has greater value. Training is all about practicing the necessary skills to achieve the competence in the art. The attainment of excellence is time consuming, but I’ll advice you to be ready to take the time. Constant practice is one of the secrets to becoming masterful at anything.
CONCENTRATE AT A PARTICULAR GOAL
I call this the ability to minor on the minor and major on the major. If you give it what it takes, you will get what you want. The perfection of every art is time consuming. Therefore, you need to pay more of your attention and time to the achievement of a singular purpose. All that Ussein Bolt does is to run; all other activities are delegated. Jack of all trade is a master of none. But jack of one trade is a master of one. You can get to the top with your skills if you stay focused on perfecting your skills. Having a focus on a particular goal helps you in reducing tensions of getting different task done at a given time.
When you develop that strong desire and thirst to attain excellence, which is a vital key to success, when such urge is strong enough, you will not relent in your effort at taking consistent action towards the attainment of your goals. Success in life is all about taking actions towards the desired direction. After being inspired, you must take action. It is action that translates inspiration into success. If you don’t get it right the first time, try the second time, if you still don’t get it right try again. Keep working it until it works. Just like Bill Lear who had to fly the Lear jet just to perfect what he started, also Thomas Edison who tried 10,000 times before producing the electric bulb that we are all enjoying today. Do you think your voice is not good enough? Are you having problems in your academics? Or what you’re doing right now is not producing the desired result? Don’t relent; keep working on it until there’s a positive result.
My greatest desire is that anybody that reads this piece will strive for a greater change in what he or she is doing.
Michael Masterson said “there is one secret to becoming masterful at what you do. And that is to
Practice… and then
Practice… and then practice