Set Goals, Exceed Expectations
Take your extracurriculars to the next level. Skydiver Amy Chmelecki, the only female member of the Red Bull Air Force, lays out her strategy for setting a goal and realizing it.
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1 DON'T HESITATE.
My friend invited me on my first skydiving trip after my freshman year of college. Rather than be intimidated, I just went and jumped. You have to go for it and see if it's worth pursuing.
2 BROADCAST YOUR INTENTIONS.
I knew I wanted to get onto the Red Bull team. Instead of waiting for them to come to me, I e-mailed the guy who does their hiring to say, "Hey, I'm ready."
3 STAY FOCUSED.
When training for world-record attempts, we do five high-altitude jumps a day, three days a week. Breaking a record is incredible, but it's the little wins that keep me going.