Those of you that know me are well aware that my mind often travels in places that are quite difficult to envision. I am told I have lofty goals (as well as an occasional…“your crazy.”) I must say after being given this book by a dear friend who so graciously told me with confidence “This is a book for you.” I could not possibly show how excited I was to dive into the pages that awaited me. I’m forever grateful I did.
This book was amazing. It highlighted and described the intense moments that NASA and its astronauts/cosmonauts had while racing to the moon. Some of you may have lived through this great time in human exploration and remember seeing it all play out right in front of your eyes. (How jealous am I.) Actually only a little, as I believe we are living through a very similar time. Exploration amongst the “risk takers” is at a new height.
With exploring we are living the days of our parents and grandparents. Yes times are different but look around us, look at the companies, businesses and ideas that are being tended to much like a gardener planting the seed. We are living and waking up everyday in a world that is pushing faster and harder to break new grounds. Between technology, space exploration, new financial discoveries, new breaks in mind growth and even new fusions of thought process, we should be ecstatic and waking up every day to capture our dream or at least chase it while envisioning our fullest potentials.
Keep in mind Moonshot is not for all to read, as it is based more in space travel and intense moments of fear/bravery but has a striking similarity to the business unknown. You see, to survive you have to be a master of your craft while surrounding yourself with others that are better than you. To survive you must listen to yourself before you listen to anyone else, because, You only have the real vision of what you want for yourself, all while staying open and learning from others as well as your failures. I leave you with my favorite quote from the book “Earth is the cradle of mind, but one cannot live in the cradle forever.” Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky