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JFK: “We Choose”

Last blog for 2013, so here’s some inspiration that should be sure to fire you up for a wildly exceptional 2014!

I personally challenge you:
to pursue the unknown
break through your own barriers
strive to move into the top 10% in your niche or industry
set your standards even higher
polish your image, your words, your actions – get refined, classier
make your goals seriously ridiculous (just think if you actually achieved them!)
ignore everyone in your way
get even bolder, more determined, more laser focused
go from obscure to well known & highly sought out
develop that needed skill that will take you to the next level
and show this world what you are made of in 2014!

 

JFK  We Choose  speech

JFK We Choose speech

“We Choose To Go To The Moon”

“We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

To be sure, all this costs us all a good deal of money… Space expenditures will soon rise some more … for we have given this program a high national priority—even though I realize that this is in some measure an act of faith and vision, for we do not now know what benefits await us.

But if I were to say, my fellow citizens, that we shall send to the moon, 240,000 miles away from the control station in Houston, a giant rocket more than 300 feet tall, the length of this football field, made of new metal alloys, some of which have not yet been invented, capable of standing heat and stresses several times more than have ever been experienced, fitted together with a precision better than the finest watch, carrying all the equipment needed for propulsion, guidance, control, communications, food and survival, on an untried mission, to an unknown celestial body, and then return it safely to earth, reentering the atmosphere at speeds of over 25,000 miles per hour, causing heat about half that of the temperature of the sun—almost as hot as it is here today—and do all this, and do it right, and do it first before this decade is out—then we must be bold.

Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, “Because it is there.”

Well, space is there, and we’re going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. And, therefore, as we set sail we ask God’s blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.”

—President John F. Kennedy, September 12, 1962

CHEERS to a FABULOUS 2014!!!!!