Bumblebees Can’t Fly

During his presidential campaign in 2008, Mike Huckabee quoted the bumblebee argument, which states that the laws of aerodynamics indicate that the bumblebee doesn’t have the required capacity to, and thus can’t, fly.

Huckabee’s response:

“It is scientifically impossible for the bumblebee to fly; but the bumblebee, being unaware of these scientific facts, flies anyway.”


Each of us have goals. Personal goals, family goals, long term, short term. Each of these goals, whether we like it or not, come pre-packaged with two negative connotations, doubt and fear.

Sometimes we get too caught up in what can and cannot be done and we fail to even try. Do we evaluate what we are doing more than we are actually attempting to accomplish our goals? A plan is important, but not at the cost of neglecting to act on it.

I work for a very promising startup company. Recently the CEO taught us that “it’s better to fail trying than not try at all.”

Don’t ever give up on your goals, your hopes, your dreams. Your potential is beyond your fears and doubts. You can accomplish any righteous desire of your heart. And if you have doubts contrary to your beliefs in accomplishing your goals—remember the bumblebee, and fly anyway.


“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” -Isaiah 40:31

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