Last week, I was having lunch with my mom and my children at an outdoor café and all at once we were shaken by this rather large “KABOOM!” After a few minutes of shock and silence, everyone in the café started to speculate on what caused such a sound.
Later that day, we found out that it was the Space Shuttle Endeavour touching down at Edwards Air Force Base, which is about 100 miles away. This got me thinking about how Smart Women have Big Ideas, dreams, and goals that are a lot like rocket ships.
Taking your life or business to the next level is a lot like preparing to launch a rocket ship. It means you have made a decision to take yourself to a whole new level of being. Can you imagine what that would look like?
Does it excite you? Does it frighten you? I would imagine you might feel both emotions. It can be exciting and frightening to think about taking your life and your business to a whole new level. It’s powerful, courageous, and strong.
Women who create the space in their lives to build and launch their own Big Ideas, dreams, and goals are women who have raised their hand to say “Yes, I want to get clear about what I want moving forward and build a strong foundation so I can live the life that I was meant for!”
So what might be involved in the process of launching your own rocket ship? I invite you to ask yourself the following key questions—the Where, What, and Who:
- First, where am I going? Where do I want my rocket ship to take me in 2009? You will need to decide where you want to go, what you want to see, and what you want to accomplish on this journey to your Big Idea.
- What will I need to have onboard this flight for it to be successful? What do I need to hold on to? What do I need to add or take on? An example could be learning new information.
- What do I need to let go of? What is in my life right now that will not serve me on this flight that I’m about to make? Is there something that’s holding you back from launching into your best self?
- Who do I want to join me in the rocket ship and take the journey with me? To be successful, you will need the right support system. Having the “right” support when you are launching your Big Idea, dreams, and goals is essential to the success of the flight. These people need to believe in you and the flight you are about to take.
I’m getting very excited about 2009. I’m preparing my rocket ship to take off and I’m looking forward to taking you with me.
In my Women’s Success Circles, I actually brought in a book about rocket ships (easy to find when you have an 8-year-old son!). I really want women to think about their lives and their business in this way. The women in my Success Circles got very excited about using this analogy to launch their lives moving forward in 2009.
Can you imagine setting a launch date, preparing your desired rocket ship with the right navigation, the right items inside, and the right support system? As you visualize that right now, are you getting excited? Can you feel your pulse rate increase? You should. If you really took the time to do this, you would be unstoppable. It means that you have an intention to make 2009 a year where you are living on purpose and taking yourself and your business to the next level.
The first step to placing your rocket ship on the launch pad relies on your belief that you can do it and that you deserve to have it. Once you fully believe that you should and can have it, then the work begins to make it happen.
© 2008 Joy Chudacoff
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