So what is a 10x Moonshot Goal, and why am I so obsessed with them?
Maybe you have noticed, but I have been a bit obsessed with moonshots – or 10x goals. I have Astro Teller to thank, along with JFK, who decided that we would send a man to the moon. JFK was literally shooting for the moon, but he was also telling us to do the same. He challenged us to dream big dreams and say them out loud to the world. 10x dreams are dreams – or goals – where you might have a 10% chance of achieving it.
10x dreams are your wild, imaginative goals that you write down and believe that they might not be impossible, but that there also might be a chance they could come true. They are important because they are a metaphor for faith, courage and love. I believe that most of the time, we are not bold enough in our dreams, nor are we specific enough in our plans and focus in order to make them real. As we emerge from our worst year in a century, I hope you will pick three moonshots and make them your mission for 2021.
It’s a good year for transformation. My hope is you won't allow distractions or people's doubt (or your own) to steal your promise of what could be or would be. Don’t let 2020 dull your dreams. In fact, I challenge you to go even bigger. We can achieve any audacious goal our mind dreams up…but if we don’t dream it up, we’ve got no chance.
That’s it. There it is. It’s the one trait I love about my mom and brother and loved most about my dad. I loved that he was a crazy dreamer. I loved that he failed and got back up. I love that he had 10x goals. It’s the thing I miss most about him: this energy he had that made us believe in courage, faith, perseverance and kindness. That’s what I remember most about him…not a big house, or material objects he might have had. It was his ability to transform lives because he believed in them.
So tonight, tomorrow, or next week, I hope you will pull out a sheet of paper and make up your crazy 10x goals. I hope you will write them down and send them to us! If you do, we will send you a 10% code for the website, or come write them down on our walls at the KOCH House! The world needs you. It needs you to brighten it up with wonderland thinking. It needs you to believe in crazy ideas – the kind of ideas that are moonshots. It needs you to “go for it,” even when you fail, because in our failure, magical things happen. Email us your 3 moonshots at firstname.lastname@example.org BY JANUARY 15, 2021 for a 10% discount code!
We can’t solve problems if we try to live a life of perfection void of moonshot thinking. The human spirit will suffer, and there will be no room for perseverance. As we know from Romans, “perseverance produces character, and character hope.” We need your moonshot thinking so that tomorrow, and 2021, and the future can connect us as dreamers and inspire us to make the world a better place.
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Quote OF THE WEEK: "If you are not doing some things that are crazy, then you're doing the wrong things." Larry Page - CEO Google
PODCAST OF THE WEEK: "WHY GO TO THE MOON?" JFK