“You’d like to try to leave the world a little better than when you came.”
— Neil Armstrong

On July 20, 1969, people gathered in front of their televisions around the world to watch astronaut Neil Armstrong walk on the moon and utter one of the most famous phrases in history: “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” In this episode, Brian shares his interview with Neil Armstrong from the MasterMind Summit. America’s famous astronaut delves into his experience in space, what it’s like to navigate a craft into the stratosphere with a computer less powerful than today’s smartphone, and the one thing he credits with the success of their space mission. Along the way, you’ll learn why it’s important to love your work, how to create achievable goals and the wise advice he received from his colleague, Michael Collins, that allowed him to maintain a positive attitude. Buckle up and get ready to journey into space.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

“We loved our work.” — Neil Armstrong

“Communication was substantially responsible for our success because we not only had to work together, we had to communicate over mass distances on earth as well as between earth and the spacecraft.” — Neil Armstrong

“We all depend on other people to some extent for our successes. You don’t want to be the weak link. You want to do your part so the team succeeds.”
— Neil Armstrong

“It was not as good as a laptop but a little better than a handheld.” — Neil Armstrong

“[The moon] was dark, but was illuminated by the earth. It was the most beautiful sight I’ve ever seen.” — Neil Armstrong

“The only thing harder than flying to the moon would be faking it.” — Neil Armstrong

“The striking part to me is how little we know about [the earth] yet. We’ve only explored a teeny tiny portion of this place.” — Neil Armstrong

“It’s a great advantage when goals can be stated in such a way, they’re not ambiguous and you know exactly what it is you’re trying to do.” — Neil Armstrong

“You’d like to leave the world a little better than when you came.” — Neil Armstrong

“No one could fail to be impressed at the views. You’re very aware of the unique nature of our planet.” — Neil Armstrong

“Every person who’s been into space has thought of the fragility of the planet. It’s not clear just what the answers are yet but studying them is well worth the effort.” — Neil Armstrong

“My hope in this 21st century is that 1) we learn to understand the planet and 2) we learn to understand ourselves.” — Neil Armstrong

 

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