You know how it goes. One small step. One giant leap. It’s the greatest moment in human history.
But why does it matter?
I’m a space nut. If I didn’t have such a toxic relationship with math and science, I would have studied astrophysics in college. But instead I’m a writer who has a permanent residency inside his own head and asks his friends to help him calculate his tip at dinner. While I don’t know the formulas NASA used to get to the moon, I know this…
Risk is in our DNA. When the itch got too severe, we left the safety of the trees and learned to walk upright. We turned rocks into tools and propelled to the top of the food chain. There’s a lot we’ve messed up along the way. But the one thing human beings will always do is take that leap even though every neuron in our brains tells us to stop.
So during this celebration of #Apollo50, I invite you to ask yourself a question. What’s the one thing you want to accomplish even though the odds tell you it’s impossible? Think about how we’ve only been on this planet for a fraction of a moment, yet we’ve been able to accomplish so much. If you’re scared to do something great, then pause. Breathe. Reflect. Think of all the people who told the Apollo astronauts they couldn’t walk on the moon. Then leap.
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