Red Tails: 5 Life Lessons That The Tuskegee Airmen Movie Can Teach Black People Today
By Michael Randolph of the Victory Unlimited Show
Nationwide (January 23, 2012) -- As the first, big budget, war movie chronicling the exploits of the heroic Tuskegee Airmen wings it's way into theaters, "Red Tails" does more than just deliver an action packed history lesson; it also delivers some important life lessons.
Amidst the dizzying special effects, in between the aerial dogfights, and underneath the rousing wartime speeches lies the often "unspoken" standard blueprint for Black achievement. The Victory Unlimited Show (www.victoryunlimitedshow.com) puts forth that there are 5 strategies for success hidden within the film that people of color would do well to continue to follow today.
Based on research by the show's host, the most recent broadcast entitled "Red Tails: 5 Life Lessons That The Tuskegee Airmen Movie Can Teach You Today" uncovers the following list of success principles to explain the underlying reasons why the Tuskegee Airmen achieved such great victories in the theater of war:
1) You always have greater potential inside of you than others can usually see. The Airmen never put limitations on what they could or couldn't do. As a group, they recognized that accomplishing their goals in life depended more on how they saw themselves, as opposed to focusing only on how others saw them.
2) Time spent in preparation is never time wasted. The Airmen trained much longer than most other pilots in their era did. They used the time they spent waiting in the wings to hone skills that served them well when their moment of opportunity arose.
3) If you stay ready, you'll never have to get ready. The Airmen held themselves to such a high standard of discipline and competence that they were confident and prepared when their time to shine finally arrived.
4) Courageous convictions can drive your dreams into existence. The Airmen had a strong belief in their abilities and a powerful passion for their cause. They had a boldness that would not be satisfied with anything short of accomplishing their mission.
5) There are no charges that can be successfully brought against excellence. The Airmen were so good at what they did that their quality of performance spoke louder in their defense than anything that their critics could ever speak against them.
The Victory Unlimited Show is a "tongue-in-cheek", self-help show for men that's reminiscent of programs from the Golden Age of Radio. During each broadcast, the host codenamed "Victory Unlimited", answers dating, relationship, and general life questions by addressing them with a motivational, military-like zeal. "In Red Tails, the underlying, unwritten rules for how to achieve success in life are timeless." says the host. "It's critical that we recognize that there's no better time for us to recommit to following those rules than now." For more details, visit www.victoryunlimitedshow.com
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