Don’t believe me? :) Here’s one example: you can make a paper plane, no? If yes, isn’t there something magical about the experience of taking a blank sheet of paper and being able to make it take flight with just a few simple folds?
To say that the hero of today’s story, John Collins, was hooked on the magic of seeing paper planes glide through the air would be an understatement. This is why he invested years in perfecting his paper plane model, the ‘Suzanne,’ in the hope of claiming the Guinness World Record for the longest paper airplane flight.
Lo and behold, a few short years after :), by many expert accounts in the field, Collins did indeed make the best paper plane in the world. And yet… that alone did not get him the record. “So, why was he unable to capture the record?” At first, just like you, Collins, too, was puzzled. Until… until one day, an insight dawned on him.
The insight? Collins recognized that his throwing arm was holding him back. So, he partnered with Joe Ayoob, a former college-football quarterback. Soon after, the pair broke the Guinness World Record for the longest paper airplane flight.
My 2¢: Lasting success & happiness, both in life and business, often starts with a single word — partnership.
Dec 1, 2015