In case you needed some Thursday inspiration, here it is. I love TED Talks. The amazing speakers, the inspiring topics and the captivating stories.
And this one is one of my favorites: What I learned from going blind in space. Held by the retired Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield in Vancouver in March 2014 and definitely worth sharing. If you have ever been scared to the point of where your fear held you back from what was most important Chris Hadfield will show you how to overcome this state of mind. By doing what you fear most a hundred times. And what could possibly be scarier than going blind in space?
And even when I first flew in the shuttle back in 1995, 74 shuttle flight, the odds were still now that we look back about one in 38 or so — one in 35, one in 40. Not great odds, so it’s a really interesting day when you wake up at the Kennedy Space Center and you’re going to go to space that day because you realize by the end of the day you’re either going to be floating effortlessly, gloriously in space, or you’ll be dead.