Victory Is Sweet : Lessons from SpaceX

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As I sat and watched the Space X team rejoice yesterday so many things were going through my mind.

The energy in the room was almost palpable, the excitement was real. Putting it all simply, victory is sweet.

Space X successfully launched and landed their  giant Falcon 9 rocket.

It was not just a victory for the team, it was a victory for the scientific community as a whole.

Prior to this, the company had made 3 unsuccessful attempts to launch the rocket.

I particularly remember the disastrous launch on June 28th 2015.  The press coverage was massive, everyone had an opinion and criticism  was not scarce all.

The team did not spend time responding to critics.

Instead they went back to the drawing board to understand what lead to the crash and what they needed to do to move things along.

Less than six months after the crash, they successfully launched the  rocket.

There are few nuggets to glean from this:

1.  Fail and learn: If you fail, learn from it. Decide not to give up.  Persevering is a choice, regardless of the scenario, the choice is always yours.  You can fail and quit or fail, learn and move forward. Choose the latter and experience sweet victory that comes with persevering.

When you feel like quitting, remember why you started in the first place – Unknown

2. You can accomplish anything:  The human spirit is very powerful. When you set your heart to do anything you can accomplish it. What do you have in mind to accomplish? Stay focused, stay determined, all things are possible to you if you believe.

3. What you think and say matters: People will always have their opinion , and they are also free to express their opinion. People might think and say you are a failure. Or really cannot amount to anything.

The choice is yours,  the choice to believe is completely yours. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. Believe you can accomplish what you set your heart on to accomplish. Believe there is so much potential within you.

I believe in you!  Cheering you on to success.

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Bola derives joy and gratification from encouraging people. She adopts a very practical and straight to the point approach to her writing to uplift readers. A motivator and entrepreneur. She writes with a goal to motivate people to bring out the best in them. She married her best friend and sweetheart in 2006, they live together in NJ with their two boys.

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2 thoughts on “Victory Is Sweet : Lessons from SpaceX

  1. It takes a lot of determination not to give up. SpaceX cannot afford to give up…too much at stake. Nice analogy, drives the point home

    1. The same thing applies with each of us, if we take time to thing about why we started the journey, it will not be difficult to come to terms with the fact that the stake is high. Thanks for reading …:)

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