…and the stars beyond…

Photo by S. Ahmed.

The sun sets on another day…

Space, the final frontier, ooops, wrong start, even though I don’t know how far apart we are, hmm, wrong again, perhaps I just need to say, the stars are still there.

I read a book called “All I Really Need To Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek” (Yes, the link will take you to it). There are a lot of insightful part, and some that are fairly silly but in it there is a breakdown of the mission statement of the USS Enterprise. It notes that in a good mission statement everything is spelled out, and people understand their necessary actions just from a few short sentences. I had actually faced this before when I worked for a company (Long term) where the mission was “We do not want satisfied customers, we want delighted customers”. It set a precedent for me for many years to not just do a little, but to do more. I digressed (like that doesn’t happen all the time). Back to my original point, one of the key elements of the mission was “To boldly go where no one has gone before” (Or no man in the old series). It is there we can learn each day. 

How do we go about our day? Boldly. It is described as “in a confident and courageous way; showing a willingness to take risks”. It is not unsafe, but is not safe either. Boldly is being able to push forward when no one else is willing to do so. Boldly is making a difference when no one else is able. How should we walk into a room, unafraid and ready to be there, hence boldly. How should we react to each day, with passion and fire, boldly. How should we love, not just with reserve and some of our heart, but with all we have and all that we will be, boldly.

I know, it is sometimes hard to be bold, but as I look at the stars, and this fantastic picture I can only say, we should be bold, and live life boldly each day. Mostly, when we love, it cannot just be to the moon and back like so many state, but to the stars beyond, boldly and powerfully, and willing to give your all without question or pause.

So as the sun sets on another day, don’t just live, live boldly, don’t just do, do boldly, not with bravado or ego, but with a passion that leads us all forward. Be that person who shows other people how to live. Be that person who does not dream of more, but lives more each day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live boldly…

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