Things Change as Plans Unfold and You Have to Be Ready and Willing to Correct and Adjust
President Kennedy got the whole nation excited about a BIG dream. a dream to transport a man to the moon and bring him back home safe and sound. NASA carefully and meticulously mapped out the course of the journey. Covering every aspect from start to finish, down to the smallest detail. In getting from where you are right now to where you want to be in the future, the quickest way to get there is a straight line. So let’s say the earth is point A and the moon is point B. Imagine a straight line angling upward from the earth to the moon connecting the two points. Sort of like the backslash on your computer keyboard.
Thanks to all the state of the art advanced equipment that NASA had at its disposal, they knew exactly where the moon was. They had high-resolution photographic images taken by the Lunar Orbiter satellite and surveyor spacecraft. Tapping into all of their vast array of technologies, money and data, they were able to chart a straight line course from the earth to the moon. Mission planners studied the lunar surface for two years figuring out the best place to land.
The Success of Their Mission Was Based On Their Ability to Correct and Adjust.
On July 16th 1969 at 9:32 EDT, Apollo 11 launched into space from Kennedy Space Center. They made a successful journey to the moon and back. After returning to earth, the team analyzed all the data and discovered that in getting from point A to point B, they were only on course 3% of the time. Meaning they were off course 97% of the time.
Which means that the success of their mission was based on their ability to correct and adjust. That is how super achievers operate. They know that even the best laid plans are based solely on what they knew at the time the plans were created. Things change as plans unfold and we have to be ready and willing to correct and adjust. This is how we avoid being put to far off course by other opportunities, challenges, distractions and detractors that are not in alignment with your purpose.
Correcting and adjusting is critical to success. Ask yourself this question before making decisions. Is what I’m thinking about doing, taking me in the direction of my end goal? Is it in alignment with my vision and my purpose? In other words, is the next action I’m considering, going to move me closer too, or further away from my ultimate goal? This is how you sort through the mass of information, temptation, ideas and offerings that we are bombarded with every day.
If you make a decision and later realize that it is leading you away from your vision and your purpose than its time to correct and adjust to get back on course. Realize that if you raise your level of awareness through the practice of reflecting daily on the choices you have made, your inner guidance system will tell when you need to correct and adjust. As long as you know where your point A and your point B are located then you have a sense of direction. You know what your expectations are, based on your vision. Knowing all of that, it’s important that you learn to trust your intuition and never hesitate to seek feedback from trusted sources.
There’s always going to be the circumstances you can’t plan for. There’s always the unexpected relevance and the serendipity. ~ Jason Silva
Remain flexible and teachable so that you can make necessary adjustments in life. ~ Mz Liz
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