OK – in a very political cynical season, would you please take a moment to dream?
On October 11, 2016, as his days in office moved toward their end date, President Barak Obama issued an open letter that it’s time to go to Mars and time to reinvest in space exploration. Taking an audacious leap into the future is commonplace for Presidents – real and fictional (I see you Leo McGarry) late in their second terms. But what can we learn from this?
First, its never too late to be ambitious. Nestled in his letter is a realization that this goal builds on years of investment in basic scientific research and a push to increase competition in the aerospace industry. What this says to me, and all of us, is that each day in our current job gives us the opportunity to leverage everything we’ve done so far. And if you haven’t begun investing in your personal or professional future, today is the day to start.