I was part of the Czech Space Week, and I met a lot of interesting entrepreneurs.
One thing that made a big impression on me was meeting the Czech astronaut Ales Svoboda.
You can read more in the news but in brief: The European Space Agency announced its new team of astronauts and among them is Czech fighter pilot Aleš Svoboda.
Svoboda was the only successful candidate out of some 200 Czechs who had applied for the project.
“For me, it was always a child’s dream,” Svoboda told Czech Television. “As a child, I used to go to the planetarium in Brno, always taking an interest in space, aviation and space flights. For me, it is a logical continuation of what I do now.”
Picture this: a real life astronaut who might soon go to space and even to the Moon.
How cool is that?
And to be part of the history and to experience this news while it happens is something unbelievable.
To be an astronaut it a hard job. You become part of a small and exclusive club of professionals. There are many easier ways you can live your life.
When the moderator asked Ales what message he would share with the audience, his words were: ”follow your dreams, no matter what others will say”.
Can you say that about the things you do?
It is hard to follow your dreams, because there are many walls there to stop you.
I know very well how hard it is to create workshop, conference, introduce Agile to a team and have the buy in from the management and many more activities.
No matter if you are an entrepreneur or working in a corporation, the hardest thing is to make change and contribution.
Because there will be many political decisions that would stop you. And sometimes you need to really decide if the time spend on something is really worth it.
And if it, then do what Ales recommend: ”follow your dreams, no matter what others will say”.