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A Vital Life Lesson To Learn From Samuel Langley

Who is Samuel Langley and what can you learn from him? I bet you’ve likely not heard about this man but his story is vital in the aviation industry. Can you remember what the first plane look like? It was different from what we have today. 

The guys who developed the first workable plane are Orville and Wilbur wright, commonly called the wright brothers. But the Wilbur brothers were not the first to develop an airplane. 

Samuel Langley
Samuel Langley 

The first person to develop an airplane was Professor Samuel Langley. Professor Samuel Langley had work and studied for many years to develop an airplane. However he wasn’t getting any good results. The criticisms were so harsh that he was forced to abandon the project.

 He went to the government the second time and was given another financial aid. He failed again and this time not just the bitter tongue of the masses but the government as well pierce him to his very soul. The government said they could not continue funding an irresponsible project. It was time professor Samuel Langley called it quit. 

A couple of months after he announced he was quitting, the wright brothers – uneducated, unknown and unfunded flew their first airplane known as flyer 1 over the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. You will never get to hear about the work which professor Samuel Langley did except you to university to study aviation engineering. So what are the lessons to learn in this story?

Vital Life Lessons To Learn From Samuel Langley

Never give up or quit on your dream

Today every airplane to fly in the sky has the imprint of the wright brothers on it. That is an excellent point to note on the importance of never giving up or quitting on your dreams no matter what. People who have develop the habit of quitting never accomplish anything significance in life.

 When you set your mind to do something, you must keep at it no matter what. Men will talk. They will speak the good and bad. Don’t waver. Keep to your dreams very soon the world will hear about you. Walter Elliot said, “Perseverance is not a long race, it is a short race one after the other.” If you are going to do anything worthy of note and recognition you have to learn the secret of perseverance.

When defeats or delays overtake a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. But when you refuse to give up, victory is certain at last.
A Vital Life Lesson To Learn From Samuel Langley A Vital Life Lesson To Learn From Samuel Langley Reviewed by Oty Emmanuel on May 12, 2017 Rating: 5

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