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December 17, 2013

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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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.


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."


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.

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