"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
and success achieved."
Aviation is proof that, given the will,
we have the capacity to achieve the Impossible.
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (October 8, 1890 – July 23, 1973) was an American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient. With 26 aerial victories, he was America's most successful fighter ace in the war. He was also considered to have received the most awards for valor by an American during the war. He was also a race car driver and automotive designer, a government consultant in military matters and a pioneer in air transportation, particularly as the long-time head of Eastern Air Lines.
"Would you like me to give you a formula for success?
It's quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure.
You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all.
You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can.
Because remember that's where you will find success."
Thomas J. Watson
My name is T. S. Coelho and I live in Lisbon, Portugal, with my husband and three kids. I work in the asset management industry, managing an equities fund.