While on vacation, I had an experience that inspired me.
We took our son to the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. I had never been there and I didn’t know what to expect. I found it to be very inspiring. The science, engineering, adventure, and all the successes and failures that have taken place over the course of time in our country’s quest to learn more about space were quite impressive.
My favorite part was the documentary of our journey to the moon. It began with President Kennedy’s speech at Rice University in 1962 where he said,
“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things not because they are easy but because they are hard.”
His words resonated with me in this way,
Dream Big. You don’t need to aspire to go to the moon but what do you dream about doing? Maybe it’s as simple as living a more simple, better-balanced life, or maybe you dream of taking your first yoga class. Maybe you dream of overcoming your fear of flying (or any fear that’s been holding you back), or if you’re like my son, you dream of becoming President one day. The point is, if you dream it, do it. The first place to start is to visualize yourself doing it, then write it down and tell someone about. Don’t get caught up in all the reasons you can’t or shouldn’t. Just get started.
Work Hard. When you want something, roll up your sleeves, put your head down and work to accomplish it. Flexibility is important when you’re working toward a big dream because you’ll hit roadblocks and you’ll need to make adjustments to continue to move forward. Just keep your eye on the goal. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy so be patient and be prepared for the long haul.
Never Give Up. You will be tempted. This is a lesson we are constantly teaching our son. Whether it’s soccer, learning to play the guitar or playing a simple game of UNO, when he fails, he wants to throw his hands up and give up. Failure is where the real work begins. It’s our opportunity to learn, practice, adjust, and continue moving forward.
Whether or not you dream of going to the moon, I know you have a dream, something that’s been cooking up inside for a long time. Why not put it into action now. What are you waiting for?
I’d love to know what your dream is. Let me know at the end of the post or email me directly at email@example.com.
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