Thinking back to the days when we were kids, I am sure many of us can remember being asked, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” The usual answers when your young fall into occupations that most of us will never pursue. However one common answer in particular that I know all of us have at least wondered what the profession must be like, is being an astronaut.
Of course there are dozens of qualifications that first must be met first before becoming an astronaut, but after finally getting the title you are put through an extensive 2-year training period. Learning everything from oceanography to parachute jumping, astronauts during this period are constantly studying on how to be prepared for the day when they get to actually take off. Once chosen for a flight you will have 10 months of additional training before the flight even takes place. What amazes me is in addition to all the trainings and all the school and preparation, you are still required to have two years of practice to accomplish a single task up in space. Two years of preparation to ensure one task is completed properly!
What an accomplishment that must feel like! Astronauts show just how important it really is to be committed in order to ensure perfection in whatever it is you set your mind to. From all the successful NASA missions, its obvious all the hard work truly pays off in the end. Although many of us will never become an astronaut, it is beneficial to use their example of dedication as a form of motivation for us all. Imagine if you applied that mentality to any of the passions in your life, you will be guaranteed to become a master in that field and create an abundance of wealth, happiness and prosperity.