Chris Hadfield: An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Author of the New York Times Bestseller:
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going To Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything*
“So many people in life, maybe without even acknowledging it to themselves, let fear dictate a lot of their decision-making.” -Chris Hadfield
Some keys to balancing sweating the small stuff and avoiding micromanagement
- Visualize it going perfectly
- Visualize failure before it has happened
- What’s the most likely 10 things to go wrong?
- Let’s simulate them and figure out how we will react to them
- Then run the simulation again to find the best plan and change behavior
Aim to be a zero
- Begin by soaking up what’s going on and seeing what’s happening
- Recognize the necessity to become educated and understand the subtleties of the environment
How to be successful at work and have a personal and private life that is successful and balanced
- Clearly understand what people are trying to accomplish in a family
- Make nobody’s sense of self worth dependent on anyone else’s identity
- The good intentions of the day are always often sacrificed on the altar of reality
How successful people deal with the “what’s next?” question
“If I had ever said to myself that the only part about this job that I like, or that is worthwhile, or that is satisfying — is spaceflight, then I would have hated my life.” -Chris Hadfield
- What really matters is what I am doing today
Question: How will you define success today?
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