Do something that scares you. Makes you think, that phrase, doesn’t it?

This week marks the 50th anniversary of when Apollo 11 left the confines of the earth to transport Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the moon, before first landing there on 20th July 1969.

This weekend I watched the first part of Channel 4’s Moon Landing Live, and I have to admit, whenever I watch footage of a mission launch, I end up with something of a lump in my throat.

It’s such an absolutely awe-inspiring thing, and I still find it difficult to comprehend how man achieved something of that magnitude. But at the same time, it must have been utterly terrifying. Both for the men themselves and their families on the ground. And also for the men and women of NASA whose job it was to get the crew safely home.

So that got me thinking – what if NASA had been unable to find a crew to take on the mission? What if there had been a crisis of confidence, and the mission had been deemed impossible?

What if the fear, which everyone involved must have felt to some degree, had proved too much?

We choose to go to the Moon.

We choose to go to the Moon…We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win, and the others, too.

President John F. Kennedy

JFK said these famous words in 1962, nearly 7 years before the actual Apollo mission took place, but to me, they are equally as relevant today as they were then. The words encapsulate why you should do something that scares you. But even more importantly, why you should choose to do something that scares you.

Your turn. Do something that scares you.

So we want to challenge you this week. Whether it’s taking a small step, or making a giant leap, choose to do something that scares you.

Take a chance.

Seize an opportunity.

Chase a dream.

If that dream is to run your own business, we’re in your corner. We can be your Mission Control and guide you to success. Just get in touch with us and we’ll talk you through all of the different options we have to support you on your particular journey.

It doesn’t matter if that journey is to launch your own mission to the moon, or just a side hustle from your spare room. Don’t let the fear hold you back. Dive in, and do something that scares you before the opportunity is missed.

And as for me, I’ll be watching the next episode of Moon Landing Live. Still with a lump in my throat and feeling totally inspired.