Be a rock star with your Blog and GO to the moon! What do you mean go to the
I just read an article about Google's robotic race to the Moon. It is called
the Google Lunar X Prize and it is worth $30 million US dollars to one lucky
winner. Could it be you?
Get Excited about Your Own Personal Goal
Let's face it. I don't expect you to go to the moon or to win the
Google Lunar X Prize. But, I do want you to get excited about
your own personal goal.
There are ten teams currently giving up their lives to achieve a personal dream
of putting a robot on the moon. I don't know how many people are working on
each of the projects within each team, maybe 50, 100 or even 5,000. I really
don't know. But, I am sure there are people giving up family time, personal
hobbies and relationships to achieve a spectacular goal. And wouldn't that be
an exciting goal? To say, you put a robot on the moon. You didn't just orbit
the earth. You didn't just put a satellite into space. You put a spacecraft
down on the moon. You landed gently enough for a robotic device to exit the
space craft and putt around the moon for a while.
Wow. But, that is their goal. What is your goal? You say you want to be rich.
But, do you really? Have you written an article today? Have you commented on
another blog today? Did you place an ad? Did you work on your website? Did you
create a new product? Did you research ways to increase your revenue? Did you
test an affiliate program on your blog?
The article about the lunar landing contest say's they have until December 31,
2012. That is five full years. Ten teams think they can win the contest and
successfully launch a space craft from earth, send it across 384,403 km, and
then land on the moon without crashing. I think crashing would be bad. The
estimated cost of the one way excursion, $100 million dollars.
Can You Miss One Night's Sleep
If even one of these teams is able to research, plan, build, test, launch and
land on the moon in only 5 years; then what can you do here on earth? If your
dream isn't exciting enough for you to miss one night's sleep, then maybe you
need to get a more exciting dream. If you aren't excited enough to tell your
friends to go drinking one night without you, then get a bigger goal. Goals
need to be challenging, but more importantly they need to INSPIRE YOU.
Are you invigorated in the morning when you get home. Do you have a plan? Have
you researched possible solutions to your challenge? Have you written your goal
on paper? Are you afraid someone might laugh at you if you tell them your goal?
Is your goal stimulating enough to galvanize you into action? Does the goal
wrap you in an inpenetrable shield of fortitude that prevents ridicule from
reaching your inner core?
The Robo Basho Dream
Joe Johnson has a challenging goal. His goal is to create a robotic amusement
game known as
Robo Basho. He has a number of patents pending in the creation
of this amusement game. He has sunk his life's savings into making this game a
reality. Despite raising a family and being a committed member of his
community, he spends every waking hour he can afford to make his dream a
reality. In times when it looks like he should quit and just go back to being a
successful engineer with several patents to his name, he finds the hidden
strength and desire to try something new. Rebuild the robot's arms. Rework the
battery power pack. Use new materials for the base. Joe will eventually reach
his goal and succeed big time because of his persistence and FOLLOW THROUGH.
How is your follow through? Have you pushed through adversity yet? You lost
your one RSS Subscriber after only one day? Boo Hoo. Imagine working on a
rocket for 9 months, and on the first test see it explode before your eyes.
Have you spent grueling hours thinking about something to write about only to
give up and not post anything? Imagine sending a space ship to the moon only to
see it miss and go careening into space never to return? Do you really have
problems, or are you just lazy? There I said it. I am the most cruel person you
know. I just committed the sin of writing.
But, evaluate your life. You see I believe you can achieve your most personal
exciting goal. I believe you have it in you. I heard on the radio the other day
that a young man with multiple sclerosis was confined to a wheel chair. He saw
his friends doing jumps and flips and fun things on their skate boards. I
imagine if I was in the wheel chair, I would just mope around and feel sorry
for myself. But, not this boy. He imagined something different. The next thing
you know he was going to the skate park. But, he didn't have a skateboard. He
wouldn't be able to stand on it even if he did have one. You know what he did
have with wheels? He had a WHEEL CHAIR.
Flips on a Wheel Chair
That's right. The kid, Aaron Fotheringham, decided he could do tricks with his
wheel chair. He didn't need no stinkin skate board. Have you ever seen young
boys first learn to skate board? They get hurt don't they? You bet they do.
Despite helmets and kneepads and elbow pads these kids get scraped and
bloodied. What happened to the boy in the wheel chair? He ended up getting
scraped and bloodied. Did it stop him? No way! He kept trying and he became the
first wheel chair person to do a flip.
Have you been scraped and bloodied blogging yet? I bet you haven't. You need
adventure and excitement in your life. You need a goal that is breathtaking and
fills you full of hysteria, furor and ACTION. That's the word I was
looking for. Action. Take action and find a goal that dazzles you. Something
that makes you want to get out of bed in the morning. Something that consumes
your very soul. A goal that you don't mind getting scraped and bloodied about
Have You Been Scraped and Bloodied?
What is your Moon Shot? What is it that will drive you to forsake all your old
habits that have taken you no where and replace it with an all consuming
passion that drives you to the destiny that awaits you?