Mike Massimino

434: An Astronaut’s Guide to Achieving the Impossible

What drives us to pursue impossible dreams, fail repeatedly, and keep trying?

Our guest, former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, truly embodies the spirit of never giving up.

Despite a fear of heights, bad eyesight, multiple rejections from NASA, and other setbacks, Mike’s unwavering determination led him to perform heroic spacewalks to repair the Hubble Telescope and to send the first-ever Tweet from beyond Earth’s atmosphere.

But how did he maintain his persistence? What psychological skills did Mike need to master to face down failure after failure and keep reaching higher?

This conversation isn’t just about outer space; it’s about the space within us all that holds the power of persistence, teamwork, and awe.

Mike’s journey from New York neighborhood to NASA is a testament to the extraordinary feats we’re all capable of achieving. His story is a beacon of hope for anyone who’s ever been told they can’t. And he’s here to share the wisdom gained from a lifetime of looking up and stepping forward into the unknown.

So, as we embark on this journey with Mike Massimino, prepare to be inspired, to learn, and to see our own challenges a little differently. Because sometimes, reaching for the stars teaches us more about ourselves than we ever imagined.

I’m excited for you to apply what Mike has to teach us!

“One in a million is not zero. So if your chances are one in a million – which they are for just about anything you might try – that means you stand a chance.”

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