Flying Elephants


Every now and then something happens that changes what and how we believe. Some things are flat out impossible our minds tells us, not having a record of a similar occurrence or even a close remake, we unconsciously shut out any possibility of such ever happening. These are flying elephants in my option.

There are no flying elephants, for the purpose of this discuss they represent impossible feats that very few dare to dream of, but some do, some dare to dream and dare to believe that every record set by men can and will be broken by men, it’s only a matter time.

Do you have flying elephants, things that when you think of your mind gives you the sensation you are probably getting now when one mentions flying elephants because you know they do not exist and maybe they never will. But never say never.

Young Walt Disney in his art class was used to drawing his flowers and trees with eyes, noses and a wild smile, but his art teacher will rip it apart and say Walt flowers don’t have mouths but Young Walt will respond saying mine do, years later he will create Disney world and we all have gotten accustomed to flowers and trees that see and sing.

In the 1988 winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada a Jamaican Bobsleigh team turned up for the bobsleigh event, everyone knows you need snow for the bobsleigh and Jamaica is a far cry for a training location, this historic event inspired the movie Cool Runnings, that was a flying elephant moment.

Nelson Mandela after over 27 years in prison finally became the first black president of South Africa, another flying elephant moment.

JC Penny at age 56 was $7 million dollar in debt and committed to a mental institution but lived to be 92 years where he had a certificate saying he was of sound mind with $2 billion dollars in assets.

Kirani James, the 2012 London Olympic 400m gold medalist is from Grenada, I wonder if you know where that is, George Weah became the FIFA world best footballer in 1995, the only African to have done so till date. In the 2008 Beijing Olympics Michaels Phelps went on to win an astounding 8 gold medals beating the record for the most gold medals in a single Olympic event. These all at the onset all seemed like flying elephants but for believe, persistence and consistent action these men rewrote history. Time will fail us to talk about Abraham Lincoln, Booker T Washington, Hellen Keller, and Colonel Sanders of KFC.

What are you presently tinkering with, which your mind probably has ruled out as impossible, as long as there is breath in your nostrils you can rewrite history.

Someone said the act of facing overwhelming odds produces greatness and beauty. You have the power in you to overcome anything you are facing now.

NBC sport said the premier league is the world’s biggest sport league, and it’s almost flawlessly designed or so it seemed to make sure that teams like Leicester city FC never wins the Premiership – that was the report after Leicester city won the EPL for the first time in the 2015/2016 season. The irony however is that they did it with seemingly unknown players at the time.

Do you consider yourself a misfit, not qualified, an underdog, then you need to know that giants do fall, the bigger they are the harder they fall. What do you have in your hands, start from where you are, dare to believe, have enough faith to turn up and have enough belief for a miracle.

There are moments that take our breath away, we have seen them through history, hope is what keeps the human race going, the belief that there is yet so much that is yet to be discovered. It’s amazing to think for instance that Facebook never existed a few years ago.

Before you bow out of the game of life, dare! Win or die trying. It’s almost like there are moments waiting for you.

Winston Churchill said
“To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.”

Before concluding its impossible try, before trying be determined to win, set your mind up for extraordinary accomplishment. You can because you believe you can.

Commit to a daily routine to grow your mind.

That’s G.Y.M for today and I trust that you are charged up and obsessed with a burning desire to succeed. Ordinary is a misnomer for you.

Plan, Act and Pursue your dream.

Orezi Emeotu

#GrowYourMind Coach


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