Thoughts Can Be Our Vehicles to a Destination That Moves Us

So, Captain Kirk made it into space after all! And what a profound effect the real thing had on him. “What you have given me is the most profound experience I can imagine. I hope I never recover from this!” Wouldn’t it be great if we could all experience what he experienced? And of course, we can. Most of us are not lucky enough to travel into space. But! But, our thoughts can be our vehicles to a destination that moves us, that changes us.

For example, innovation can be an exercise of the mind, a thought process, ideation, asking openly “What if?” Of course, it’s all well and good, and #fun, this thinking, this postulating, this dreaming. But then something needs to happen, something real, you’ve got to do something. To leverage a great thinker, “Dreaming is great for as long as it lasts, but then you have to get out there and try something." [1]

Well, someone does anyway. Someone like a Chuck Yeager. Back in 1947 no one knew what would happen when you broke the sound barrier. Would you #explode? Go into another dimension? Lose your hearing? Many if not most people thought it was a suicide mission. To top it off, Yeager was hiding two broken ribs that day. Never mind that. Hurtling towards the unknown, history was made, the #future was discovered, this day, 74 years ago.

Related: Innovation is a Decision

[1] The real quote I leveraged is “Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.” — C.S. Lewis