“Today’s impossibility? It’s tomorrow’s certainty!”
You can’t have a forward thinking mind and not have a tear come to your eye when you watch @SpaceX land 3 rocket boosters after launch yesterday – completely upright, two on them land and one on a ship far out in the ocean.
You can bet that when the concept was first raised years ago, someone said “that’s the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard.”
And yet, here we are!
Try to imagine the world around you in 5, 10 or 25 years! Do you think it will look anything like it does today? Probably not!
I’ve recently been using the phrase “era of acceleration” on stage quite a bit. I use it to explain to my audiences that things are speeding up – everything is becoming faster – velocity increases are the new normal.
The result? Anything that is impossible today will likely be a reality tomorrow. No idea is too big; no goal too small; no initiative is too timid. It’s what you will do with that reality that matters!
Be prepared for people to push back on your ideas. Get ready for some laughter and hoots of derision when you talk about your goal.
Space travel? Rockets?
“The dumbest idea I ever heard!” That’s what everyone told Robert Goddard, one of the fathers of modern rocketry (the other being the brilliant Russian rocket pioneer Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.)
All kinds of people told Robert Goddard that his idea of a moon rocket was absolute lunacy. Just as some might have told Elon Musk and the folks at #SpaceX that their idea for an upright rocket booster landing was crazy.
Be bold in your thinking, clear in your objectives, and big in your ideas. Ignore those who would tell you it can’t be done.
Their minds are far too small to comprehend your potential achievements!