To Overcome Failure, Think Like a NASA Engineer


“I suggest you gentlemen invent a way to put a square peg in a round hole. Rapidly.”

This is what the commander of the Apollo 13 mission said to the NASA engineers as they attempted to create an emergency CO2 recycling device, while in space without the necessary materials. For those who aren’t familiar with Apollo 13 or the movie, they succeeded and returned home safely (spoiler alert).

Businesses can learn a lot from the NASA engineers involved. While it’s safe to say that most businesses aren’t operating in as dramatic situations, they still face the possibility of failure and problem solving. One way to do this is by using Exponential Thinking to solve even the most difficult problems.

10 Things Successful People Never Do Again 

Life is all about learning lessons. People make mistakes, it happens. But, Dr. Henry Cloud believes that once you learn that lessons, you should never go back to it. You learn the lesson once and you don’t do it again.

Here’s a list of 10 “doorways” that Dr. Cloud has compiled together to help you learn the lesson quick and never go back.

Rohn: A Good Life Contains These 6 Essentials

Nebraska’s motto is “The Good Life”, but what exactly does the good life mean? It seems like it should be simple enough to figure out, but what factors qualify a life as good?

Jim Rohn believes there are 6 factors that if you’re incorporating into your every day life, then you’re on the right track to living the good life.

Napolean Hill’s 17 Principles of Personal Achievement

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” Having a positive mental attitude, going the extra mile, enthusiasm, and self-discipline are just a few of the 17 principles that can help you get on the right track to success and achievement.

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