Daring Determination

It has been said, ‘the moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”  There is an idea that freedom is not something that anybody can be given.  I believe freedom is something we reach for and take.  We are as free as they want to be. The key is to believe we can, and that is half the battle.

Cultural constrictions can always be up against you.  Yet, living a life of determination to dare to imagine the possible can be equal parts improbable and inspiring.  A new era in future space travel has recently been defined.  A strong message has been sent between our government and public/private partnerships as our space ambitions have been revitalized with new representation.

Elon Musk could be viewed as a cultural hero.  He has shown us his passion on many platforms.  The most recent is having aspirations to occupy the moon.  Since his scrappy start-up eighteen years ago, SpaceX he has surpassed all expectations.  Back in May of 2020 at 12:22pm together with NASA, his company SpaceX launched a Falcon rocket carrying two astronauts into orbit.  Their destination was to join their comrades at the International Space Station.  

Elon’s daring determination is contagious.  He is proof that broadening the landscape of possibility brings great reward.  This formative fortitude will be celebrated for generations to come.  He is a trailblazer and you too, can be one.  On the wings of his pure-hearted enthusiasm, he over time had to dismantle hypocrites of the system and the naysayers.  

The justice is pushing humanity forward however, at times this idea of shared cosmic belonging is never universally aligned.  Elon opted to ignore the prejudice punches and took consolation in his ambitions and ability to achieve what he knew was within him.  Despite all the disappointment which occurred, during the process – his is logic was not diluted by others disregard for his ideas.  

I can only imagine the self-talk that he calmly had with himself trying to relinquish the tension and toxic attitudes from many around him. Elon did not comply to normal operating procedures of the societal standards.  He swayed himself away from the small-minded mentality and devoted himself to ultimately unifying his visions and goals to the greater whole.  

What impresses me is how Elon modeled courage and boldness to rewrite the dominant narrative of permission and possibility. Today, there are two astronauts who left the Earth’s atmosphere and are seeing the splendor of life outside the sphere of what we know.  Visionaries like Elon continue to change the way we understand and live life.  We must savor this stories and glean the lessons to learned from them.

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