It’s no secret that people born with an abundant mindset tend to think big, it is part of their DNA.
They have ambitious goals and expect to achieve them.
On the other hand…
A scarcity mindset creates limitations which prevents the pursuit of audacious goals.
President Kennedy had an abundant mindset and set a goal of putting man on the moon within nine years of that goal being set.
Sadly, he never lived to see that goal being achieved, but achieved it was, by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969
Money was found, and if the technology to it wasn’t available, then the attitude was.
NASA’s approach to every challenge was “Well darn it, we’ll just have to invent the technology to make it happen”.
Nowadays, bean counters seem to rule NASA, and the US Government has withdrawn funding for manned missions any further than the International Space Station.
Although there’s often half-hearted talk about NASA returning to the moon, it doesn’t look like it will happen any time soon.
As for travelling to Mars, such an audacious goal was seen by the last Administration as “unrealistic and unaffordable”.
In 50 years the US Government and NASA have gone from an abundance mentality to a scarcity one.
But fortunately there is a new generation of entrepreneurs, all with the abundance mindset, who are competing to break new boundaries of human exploration into space.
Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are in venture-funded competition to put a man back on the moon, and also on the surface of Mars.
Meanwhile, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is close to achieving his person goal of running luxury tourism flights into low earth orbit from a Spaceport in New Mexico, USA.
Musk, Bezos and Branson are all excellent examples of people with and abundance mindset which refuses to limit their goals to what is currently “realistic” or “affordable”.
Be like these 21st Century space pioneers – aim high and go far.
What is your Moonshot idea? Tell me in the comments below.
Wow, we’ve covered quite a lot in the last few weeks …
We talked about some ways to determine whether you have an abundance or a scarcity mindset, and why we’re conditioned to have the latter.
We discussed how to develop a “gratitude attitude”.
We covered the Invisible Gorilla experiment and why we’re so focused on what we’re doing sometimes, we ignore things that should be obvious.
But you know what?
Within the confines of this short series of articles we’ve only had time to scratch the surface of this powerful subject.
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