Watching as Shuttle Endeavour is driven to rest at the CA Science Center
Seeing the space shuttle a week ago, up close and personal, was a unique experience.
I was struck by one major thing as I walked the exhibit ~ SO many of us come together in total awe to take in the unknown of others (of that which is outside of us) yet we seem to have such a tough time feeling that kind of excitement with our unknown.
Entrepreneurship, even if you’re tied to a clear vision, purpose and brand is an unknown…it’s the way it is. And to that I say ‘thank goodness, it’s most exciting that way.’
We can have a plan (it IS good to have one) yet the truth is that 9 out of 10x we’re surprised with the exact events, people and circumstances that come into our lives to make it all a reality. (btw, Your awesome surprises await). The quicker we accept that we don’t know “how” (and that we don’t have control over every single thing) the more we’ll be able to accept what’s coming that falls outside our limited thinking, perhaps, and the more we will be able to enjoy each day towards claiming the ultimate vision.
The next time you’re in awe of someone that has done something unique, “big” or out of this world just remember that others are waiting to feel that way about you.
You’re a teacher.
The more you drop the fear and move into what at least seems to be the right direction, the closer you’ll get to what you’re meant to be doing (in the way you’re meant to be doing it) and the more people you can affect with your bravery.
We can experience a whole new world of happiness if we simply take on the awe we feel when seeing others do the “impossible” for ourselves. Be in awe of what you don’t know and know you will get the answers in the best, most exciting way. Claim your unknown and know your only charge is to say YES each and every day.
Enjoy your business, enjoy your life.
p.s. fun facts from the exhibit at the LA Science Center:
~ astronauts in orbit see the sun rise every 90 minutes! (I’m imagining this to be life-changing)
~ it takes 14 million pounds of energy to get the shuttle off the ground (energy of eight Hoover Dams)
~ of all the animals that were brought up to space, birds were one of the only species that didn’t make it (anyone else find this an oxymoron of sorts?).
~ only takes 8 minutes to get a shuttle into orbit 200+ miles away from earth (refer back to fun fact number 2)