On September 12, 1962 President John F. Kennedy challenged the country to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Listen to the words of inspiration and key points of perspective he provides. Brilliant. Simply brilliant. Note – the objective was Space exploration. Not jobs. Not money. Not growth. Although he does mention those things. It was a brave and lofty goal. It was a cause bigger than one person, one leader, even one country. Literally reaching for the stars. The end result was great accomplishment, progress and development "for all mankind..."
In the final minutes JFK says “…send a rocket to the moon made of new metals and alloys, some of which have not yet been invented…” Not yet invented! Talk about ambitious….
How can you not be inspired by this man’s words? Nowdays we tend to take space exploration for granted. In the 1960's we'd only just begun. How’d we do it? Hard work and dedication inspired by visionaries and dreamers like President Kennedy. When I listen to his voice and message it stirs and inspires me. Leadership at its best! What I love about it is how cool he is with his delivery, yet all the listeners behind him (including LBJ) are sweltering in the summer heat.
What’s your contribution to the future going to be? It’s doesn’t have to be as grandiose as going to the moon and back, but I encourage you to reach high. Just as lifting heavier weights makes you stronger, striving for personal accomplishment will also make you stronger.
Remember, “….we do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard…”