An Astronauts Guide to Life on Earth | Chris Hadfield


Note: This is someone’s life. Not fiction. I’m not going to review his (albiet very, very cool) life.

The Book

Chris Hadfield is an Astronaut. This is his life. He talks about juggling family and work and give a hell of a lot of good advice. He doesn’t just talk about Space and everything he did on the ISS, he talks about home, and how important each little step in the journey is.

Thought’s From the Back Cover | Ambition

I know I sort of said a bit of this a while ago with the Gatsby post, but here’s the thing. When Chris Hadfield first saw the moon landing he decided to become an Astronaut. And he did it. I mean, he saw what he wanted to do and he went out and did it. Sure it took a long time, but what does that matter? You don’t have to achieve your dreams in your 20s.

Chris’s mantra through the first part of the book was basically: “would an Astronaut do that?’’ and that’s how he dictated his life. He studied hard a school because that’s what an astronaut would do. He became a test pilot because that was the only way he knew to become an astronaut. He worked hard and never stopped because that’s how badly he wanted to be an astronaut.

So to take a step up from the book, what do you want to do. Who do you want to be? What do you want to do with all your heart? If you’re not willing to work at that until you get it, maybe you should try and figure it out.

That said, it’s okay if you don’t know what you want to be when you’re young. It’s okay if you don’t figure it out right now. Just don’t discount your dreams. There’s nothing wrong with dreaming a little bigger darling.

Get Reading. Get Travelling.



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