What's Your Moonshot?

What’s your moonshot?

Ozan Varol’s, author of the book Think Like a Rocket Scientist, was to travel to space.

What’s yours?

Who will help you achieve it?

Have you told them about your moonshot?

Have you even told yourself?

How can you possibly achieve your moonshot if you haven’t even identified it?

I understand it’s been a year like none of us have ever lived through. Most of us are just surviving, trying to stay alive and stay employed, or find employment in many cases. Many of us have lost relatives, friends, and colleagues to the pandemic, me included, and any grand “moonshot” thinking may seem selfish or even incomprehensible. Thinking of our moonshot may also seem so esoteric when we’re trying to find our rent money and stave off eviction one more time.

One of our past On Leadership guests, the formal NFL player Trent Shelton said it best: “Your current situation is not your final destination.”

Perhaps write this down and put it on the mirror in your bathroom. Read it every morning as you’re starting your day and find one thing, regardless of its gravity and impact, that can help you progress out of your current situation and toward your final destination.

Again, this requires you to have identified your final destination, your moonshot. It’s the essence of Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind from FranklinCovey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® personal development solution. Sorry for another adage, but I think often of the idea from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland: if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.

Maybe this is the week to take a walk, put in your AirPods but keep them off, and think about your moonshot. Where are you headed? Who can help you get there and when will you tell them?

Nobody ever went to the moon alone.  


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About the Author

Scott Miller

Scott Miller is a 25-year associate of FranklinCovey and serves as Senior Advisor, Thought Leadership. Scott hosts the world’s largest and fastest-growing podcast/newsletter devoted to leadership development, On Leadership. Additionally, Scott is the author of the multi-week Amazon #1 New Release, Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow, and the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team. Previously, Scott worked for the Disney Development Company and grew up in Central Florida. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and three sons.

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