Educators Corner: Peter Diamandis, X PRIZE Foundation - George Zachary, Charles River Ventures - Rewarding Sky-High Innovation
I recommend listening to this ot anyone thinking about their careers...
especially if you are interested in some of the back story of privatized space flight.
The early part of the discussion set the tone. There were a lot of quotes that I have somewhat committed to memory.
I wanted to find out peoples thoughts on them.
What do you think about those quotes? (Numbered for your convenience)
- Peter: I feel I'm one of those very luck people who had a calling in life... and those of you who know what I mean know what I mean.
- Peter: [...]and it was one of those things that hit me *click* It was like wow, my mission in life IS this. ..and it was ya-know and IS to open up the space frontier.
George: How did y.. How did you know that?
Peter: It just...It's inherently in my heart..it was something I...I knew [...]
- Peter: If you're not sure what you want to do, go back and figure out what you were REALLY passionate about as a kid.
- Peter: You can, you CAN make a career out. of. anything. So it may as well be something you really. really. passionately. love. Because if you are gointa do anything big in this world. Its gonna be hard... and its gonna fail over-n-over-n-over-n-over and over again...and if you don't love it, you're gonna give up along the way before it...it happens
- Peter: [...] at the end of the day, all these things are hard, and you really have to do what you love. Because, that's were you're gonna t...THATS were you're going to have the greatest...You're gonna day dream about it, you're gonna have the insightful insights, and the brilliance, and you'll be most passionate in communicating to people about it, and therefore they'll want to invest in you, you will be happiest during it, so everything aligns. If you're doing something for somebody else, life's too short, stop.
- Peter: [...]Go and do something you're absolutely exited about-and if you don't know what you're excited about, take a moment to think about it and go and remember what you were excited about as a kid.
Any other thoughts about passion for your work?