Woody Hoburg

440: Back on Earth: Insights from 6 Months in Outer Space — Finding Mastery Goes to Space, Part 3

Human exploration of space is driven by a deep curiosity and a desire to understand our place in the universe.

The individuals – and teams – on the forefront of this exploration are modern-day pioneers, pushing the boundaries of human knowledge and capability.

I’m excited to share the final installment of our 3-part series following one of these individuals, NASA Astronaut Dr. Woody Hoburg, on his journey into outer space.

In Part 1, we learned about Woody’s rigorous mental and physical preparations before launch.

In Part 2, we took an unprecedented look at life aboard the International Space Station and witnessed Woody’s adaptability and resilience in zero gravity.

And here, in Part 3, we dive deep into the insights Woody gained from his transformative experience of living 186 days—that’s 6 months—in outer space.

I have always had a huge respect for astronauts – and Woody took that to a whole new level. I’ve said it before, but I think Woody represents ‘the best of us,’ – the way he commits to exploring his edges and living in alignment with his values embodies the pinnacle of human potential.

In this conversation, you’ll learn about the importance of meticulous preparation, what it means to be a high performing teammate, how to reframe failure, and a rare glimpse into a “ridiculous” and “fun” six months aboard the International Space Station.

I can’t wait for you to discover more about how Woody navigates the unknown!

“More and more, I feel like all I’ve got is the next little bit, and that I actually can stop worrying about the long-term. When I just focus on the next little bit and shorten my time horizon, that has actually been liberating.”

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