Tag Archives: Rocket

Blast Off

7 Apr

Rockets are amazing things. They’re huge, and powerful, and can travel in space far above the earth. Even empty they weigh thousands of pounds, and once their payload has been added, carry thousands more with them. With such a huge design, it’s impressive to see them take off. The power is incredible. Once they’re airborne, if they’re made and programmed well, they successfully reach destinations far, far away. They take years to design, and many months to create, and each and every step must be checked and checked again to ensure they are correct, and nothing goes wrong. Successful blast off and mission are the goals. If all goes well, all objectives are realized and every destination is achieved. We aren’t rockets but if we want successful, happy lives, our planning is just as important. We may not be traveling to space, but our personal destinations mean as much to us as any successful space venture. There are many things to consider when we want to journey forward toward the goals we desire most. If we look carefully, considering all our options, and attentively plan our way forward, we have the best chance for success. Things may go wrong, and probably will, the road ahead may not be as clear as we thought, and there may be problems and complications that tangle us up and turn us around a time or two. There will rarely be a paved, smooth road from where we are to where we want to go, but we are strong, and if we’re determined, nothing can keep us from the goal. Our lives are ours to design and there really isn’t anything too far away or too difficult for us to reach. We can focus clearly on what we want to do, and then begin the journey, confident we will succeed.

There is a lot of planning that happens before a rocket blasts off. Timing is critical and everything must be in order. When we have a goal in mind, our timing is important as well. Not everything is possible all the time. Looking at all the possibilities before us, and choosing the best window of opportunity will help us reach the goal. If we prepare for eventualities and unexpected changes, and keep our eyes focused on the road ahead, we can reach success. Nothing is out of reach, and we can do anything we desire. We are powerful and strong, and can achieve greatness.

Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring, but we are smart enough to formulate a plan that helps us move forward no matter what happens. The road may take longer than we planned, and we may have to backtrack if we get twisted up, but if we keep our eyes on the goal, we will reach it. By taking the time we need to see the way ahead, and then preparing well before we begin, we will pave the road forward with confidence sure we will prevail. We can do anything. The whole world is there for us, and every dream is possible. We will succeed.

Today plan for the goals you want to achieve. Look at all the possibilities, and choose the best way forward. There isn’t anything you can’t do, and every single dream is possible. You are incredible and capable, and nothing is out of reach. Be strong and confident. Nothing can keep you from success, and you will prevail.

Shortcuts

1 Feb

When we’re going places and we want to save time, sometimes we try shortcuts we think will help. They might help us avoid traffic, or cut the distance down to get us to our destination more quickly. They’re great when they work, but sometimes the shortcuts become complications instead. When that happens it’s frustrating and can cost us more time than the direct route would have. Our brilliant shortcut can turn into a headache. Our lives are like that sometimes. We know where we want to go and we have the road mapped out but then think we can find a way to cut some of the time out by eliminating a step or two, or going a different way. Sometimes it works, but many times it ends up costing us more time and aggravation than we planned on. It’s like get rich schemes. They look good at first and we get excited thinking about how quickly they’ll get us what we want, but often they end up costing us more time and money in the long run. We can’t see that going in, and unless we stop to think about what will happen if we don’t get rich quick, we can lose more than we bargained for.

Every destination has a road leading to it. We can go anywhere we want to go and sometimes we go on long journeys that take a lot of time and commitment. But the most important things we want to accomplish in our lives rarely come quickly. They take effort, planning, and diligence. We have to be willing to stay true when the inevitable complications come, and be strong enough to keep going. If we want the goal badly enough, nothing will take us from our course. But we might be distracted by a shortcut. For instance, we might think we don’t have to finish a degree to get that job, and try to learn the skills needed more quickly in another way. Or maybe we think we don’t have to earn a promotion by working hard for the next year, and instead try to befriend those in position to grant it. There are all kinds of scenarios we can think up. But in reality, short cuts for what we really want rarely work. Additionally, they take our focus off the plans we’ve already made. If we get distracted trying a different route, we can’t go further down the road that’s proven to get us there.

It takes patience to accomplish big goals. We can’t expect to achieve anything of value overnight. There are no get rich schemes that always work. If we really want something and there is a proven and sure way to get to it, even if it takes time, it’s worth the investment. We can spend our lives like bees in a field of flowers, flitting from one idea to the next, one path to another, and continually try to cut corners and find shortcuts. If we do, we may find precious time goes by and we have moved no closer to the goal. However, if we focus on one road, and keep our eyes trained on the destination we will succeed. It’s like the old story of the tortoise and the hare and the race they ran against each other.  As you may recall when the race began the hare took off and rocketed ahead, while the tortoise slowly began plodding along toward the finish line. The hare got distracted running here and there and jumping all over, and was way faster than the tortoise, but the tortoise never left the path to the destination. He slowly continued forward never taking his eyes from the goal. And we all know that’s exactly how he won. That’s how we’ll win too. We don’t need a shortcut to succeed. If we set the goal, make a plan, and diligently keep to the road that will take us there, we will not fail.

Today if you’ve got a goal in sight and are considering changing your plan and trying a shortcut, make sure it’s something that will continue to move you forward. There is no rush, and you can take the time you need to achieve whatever you want. There is nothing that will stop you if you keep your eyes on the goal. Keep moving forward. You will be successful and every moment you invest in gaining that success will be well spent.