4.28.2009

Mid-Day Motivation: Muhammad soars to success

(Blogger's Note: This is an excerpt of an article I wrote that originally appeared in The Final Call newspaper in 2007. It is so inspirational that I wanted to share it with my blog readers!)

HOUSTON (FinalCall.com) - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has stressed that in order to achieve a goal, one must first envision it, and then work to bring it into concrete reality.

Brother Donald Muhammad of Houston's Muhammad Mosque No. 45 has had a vision in his head since childhood, and has now achieved it—he has become an accomplished pilot for Continental Airlines and has a story that he hopes will inspire young people to think big.

“None of this would have been possible without my wife. I feel like she is the one who should be interviewed because she is my inspiration for all of this,” said Bro. Donald of his wife, Sister Tacanesha. “As a teen, I saw how hard my mother was working and I decided that when I got married, my wife wouldn’t have to carry the load alone; that I would try to make it easier for her than it was for my mother.”

His first flights as a pilot were to West Palm Beach, Florida and Austin, Texas. Where did it all begin?

While playing with a kite at the age of six, Bro. Donald was intrigued by flying and initially desired to be an astronaut, which, surprisingly at the age of 12, he had already met the height requirements to go into outer space. As time progressed, his overall focus was to do something he enjoyed and get paid for it.

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