We Are Designed to Explore

Humans are designed with curiosity.  We want to know what is over the hill, on top of the mountain, or across the seas. Our desire to reach into space and dive to the deepest depths of the ocean actually fuels our curiosity to go farther.  We have had this desire since our earliest days, and there is no sign of slowing down.

We do need to remember, finding lands that are not populated allows us to inhabit them with our customs and laws.  When someone else lives on those lands, whether we knew the area existed or not, the property is theirs and not up for grabs.  We would have a problem if a space explorer showed up and tried to claim the Earth for its galactic empire.

This weekend is dedicated to Columbus, who failed in making it to India, and yet happened to stumble over some tropical islands on the outskirts of a couple of continents.  We also remember the native inhabitants that were there to greet him and the Vikings who found some of the northern continent.  These people did boldly go out and discovered lands with a lot of different peoples, who may not have realized Europe existed. 

It is always good to learn.  It is a basic tenet in growing as a person.  To do so, we need to get out and see what is around us and what it actually means. Remember, the whole goal of new inventions, ideas, and thought processes are explorations into what is next.  You need to understand what they are and know if they will help you with your quests or not.

Not all that is new is the right fit for everyone.  That which succeeds and has staying power are the items that fill our needs and help us to advance our plans and goals. Those that do not are the ones that tend to fall by the wayside.

Thank you for being with me today.  I hope to be with you again soon.

Reaching Out

We have great ideas and great thoughts. These grand plans are often big enough that they cannot live only in our minds. If we keep them bottled up inside of ourselves, they go nowhere and do nothing. We need to wisely bring these ideas out into the open, sharing with others, and giving them the breath of life.

Magellan did not circumnavigate the world by only thinking of the trip. He took actions to acquire vessels and crews and set off on a route. The route was not easy, and although Magellan perished in a battle, his idea made him and his team the first to circumnavigate the world. He did something that had never been done before because he believed in his goals and did not give up when people said no.

How much do you believe in your ideas? The Royal Air Force is working with a group and helping to train young blind people on how to fly. There is a member of the Royal Air Force on the plane with a young blind pilot. And the young blind person is actually flying the plane. The young person even lands the aircraft. Imagine the boost of confidence this gives to the young pilots in helping them to know they can do whatever they desire if they work at it.

Imagine what you could do if you start to reach out and talk to people. Naysayers? Some. Yet, also others who may find your ideas intriguing and be willing to give assistance, either in input, which could make your ideas better or direction, which will show you a more natural way to accomplish some of your tasks. Help like this is vital and puts your concepts on a better track. After all, none of us know everything.

Consider this, and as with everything, small steps.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

Be An Explorer

We each must make our own exploration to understand what great things exist in our world. If you don’t go out and look at what is within your world, you’ll never know. And you would lose out on what could be some beautiful treasures and surprises.

We are explorers, just like those of old. Yet we have a few more tools on our side. We have instantaneous communication in most places in our world. We can travel through space and live in orbit around the earth for extended periods. We can have our food and other necessities sent to us wherever we are. This does not mean that our explorations are any less fraught with danger than those of explorers who sailed in rafts and boats. It just means that we are more cautious and with a steady chain of connections, can go further and do more.

For many, this exploration of learning is exciting, and they are eager to go and explore. For some, the fieldwork is fearful, and the searcher will view it as a daunting task. Often the nervous Explorer would instead prefer to stick with the very little they know, rather than taking on the fears of what may happen outside of their known world. Sometimes the seekers are afraid of being taken advantage of. And sometimes, they are fearful of imaginary dangers that may or may not actually exist.

Anything worth doing will carry some risk. Yet compared to what our imaginations can think up, which is totally untrue, most threats are minor. Just be mindful of where you are, where you are going, and what you plan to do. Most real risks are easy to anticipate, along with plans to mitigate any circumstances that may come up.

Remember, any good exploration starts with well-planned goals. You plan your adventures and be sure you’re planning follows through to where you want to be at the end of the experience. Most plans may fall apart or have a few hick-ups in the early stages. The fact that you took the time to make those plans gives you the knowledge you will probably need to get back on track. Proper planning, whether it works or not is often the best thing you can do to succeed in your ventures.

Remember though, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

Let’s Build Bridges

I want to thank everyone here with us again today. I especially want to take a moment at this time to thank everyone who has commented, liked and shared our blog posts in the last few weeks. I thank you very much. I appreciate you being here with us.

I have some good news this morning. I think this is good news. With the help from some friends at Mirasee© (an excellent site for teaching course builders and online business, https://mirasee.com ), we have some great things coming together. I will have a course coming out on Thinkific© (a fantastic online course platform, http://thinkific.com/ ) in the next week or so, about Life Stage Transition and how to succeed at discovering and mapping your life goals and the milestones to get there.

The new course meshes nicely with the life coaching services I offer, focusing on Life Stage Transition and Motivation. I also have a course giving some ideas of how technology will shape employment in the future. And a course on how to be Always Hirable.

If you wish to know more about these exciting activities and how to join the fun, please reply in the comments section and send me a way to contact you.  Or send me an email to mikeb@reveille.rocks.

Thank you for your support and for being there as we go forward.

Mike

 

 

 

 

Because We Can

If the future were left to those who believed the status quo was the best that we could be, we would never evolve to find our full potential.

It’s not the sane and the rational who move us to new abilities. It is those who refuse to accept anything less, those who do not know it cannot be done, and the sheer willpower of the stubborn who declined to be defeated.

You have heard me state before, and it is true that up until 1900 knowledge doubled about every hundred years. Today it doubles roughly every 13 months. Except for some newer technologies. Nanotechnology and a few others are still doubling every 2 to 3 years. From our healthcare systems to our space programs, to our better understanding of our world, and even to the better understanding of each other, our lives are improved through the expedited growth we are enjoying in knowledge.

This is not the time to dig in heels and claim we have to slow down just because we don’t know or understand. Now is the time, like none other since the Elizabethan era, when we should learn everything we can, do everything we can, and find ways to help everyone we can. Why do we do this? Because we can, and now we are allowed to grow and be part of the solution like no other time in history.

For millennia, governments have feared change. Even our own government wanted to keep items such as breaking the sound barrier out of the news and ventures into space limited to the government people charged with doing so. Now government partners with the private sector to fulfill our future in not only spacecraft and space travel, but also a whole host of other initiatives which used to be the government’s domain.

This incredible resurgence and growth in knowledge are fueled in large part by significant companies once again willing to perform research to first discover and build the items that will then, at a later date, give them monetary success. The advantages we gave up when we curtailed our willingness to invest in unknown research are slowly coming back. We are not the smartest nation. We are not the best-educated nation. We are not the healthiest nation. Yet, hopefully, we are the nation back on the path and going back to where we’ve been before.

 

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