On July 24, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon.
The side of the story that most people don’t know is that a third astronaut, Michael Collins, was flying the command module.
He was orbiting the moon while the other two landed. They entrusted their lives to him, to keep the spacecraft airborne and to bring them home.
In this video, filmed at the Titanium Mastermind in the Bahamas, JT DeBolt talks about how this story is relevant to your business.
HOW A BACK INJURY CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY
Seven months previous to Apollo 13 was Apollo 8. Michael Collins had been rostered to fly the command module on this mission, but he had hurt his back. So, Jim Lovell was substituted for Michael Collins on Apollo 8.
Jim Lovell had originally been rostered to fly the command module for Apollo 11, and was destined to be part of a history-making mission. However, as a result of the switch, Michael Collins ended up on Apollo 11 while Jim Lovell ended up on Apollo 8 and Apollo 13.
You may have heard the ill-fated story of Apollo 13. On this mission, the oxygen tanks exploded in outer space. If the team were not able to quickly and safely get themselves back home, it would have been certain death.
Do you think that Jim Lovell, when losing his place on Apollo 11, asked, “Why me?” Or that Michael Collins, when being unexpectedly shoe-horned into a history-making mission, asked, “Why me?”
Or that Jim Lovell, when fighting for his life on a mission he was not originally meant to be on, asked, “Why me?”
WHY NOT ME?
In life and business, it’s easy to make excuses.
When a great opportunity suddenly presents itself, like it did for Michael Collins, it’s easy to say, “Why me? I’m not ready for this. The timing’s not right.” Or, you can say, “Why not me? I’m in.”
When you’re faced with an unexpected challenge or obstacle or defeat, like Jim Lovell was, it’s easy to say, “It’s not fair. Why me?”
Or, you can decide that you were built to withstand this challenge and the road to greatness is not over. Stop asking, “Why me?” and start asking, “Why not me?”
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