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.