In response to the idea of The Space Race, President John Kennedy put down a marker, a challenge, to leapfrog their success in placing a man in space and going to the moon.
The technology didn’t exist yet. A rocket barely existed to launch a capsule into space. It didn’t used silicon chips; it used transistors. We have far more memory in the cheapest mobile phone today than the computers at that time.
Yet by July 20, 1969, two Americans landed and walked on the moon.
There was failure along the way—the first two US missile launch attempt did not fly taller higher that my height before collapsing and blowing up in failure on the launchpad.
Prior to the launch of the first Apollo, the command module caught fire and three astronauts, Grissom, Chaffee and White died of asphyxiation.
Despite these failures, despite the need to review the failures, learn and change, no one blinked. They moved ahead.
There is no safety. If you blink you fail. If you continue to move ahead, you may fail.
What should you do?
Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.
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