It’s better to shoot for the moon and miss, than shoot for the stars and hit.
Naveen Jain, an acclaimed entrepreneur and philanthropist, works to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation, and he often talks about “Moonshot Ideas.”
Let’s break down “Moonshot Ideas” and Naveen’s statement that It’s better to shoot for the moon and miss, than shoot for the stars and hit.
Here’s why you gotta shoot for the moon:
When you reach the stars on your journey to the moon you don’t fall short. Instead, your Moonshot Idea drives you to do more, give more, and be more.
You’re not satisfied. The stars simply are never enough for you.
You’re seeking something higher and that Moonshot Idea will keep you motivated, inspired, and focused to — you guessed it — do more, give more, and be more.
And if you do achieve that Moonshot Idea, months, years, or decades down the road, there’s always the challenge to find your way back there again. So, you keep on shooting :).
Hey, repeat visits are hard to come by.
In both scenarios, your Moonshot Ideas allow you to experience an extraordinary journey, instead of shooting for the easily attainable and accepting the stars as your destination.
That’s what the average do. And you’re NOT average.
Easy isn’t rewarding. Impossible is.
So, let’s talk about the journey. The journey to the “moon” comes in many forms:
The journey is working towards a dream.
The journey is putting in the extra effort to make magic happen.
The journey is seeking significance and finding success along the way.
The journey is dreaming so big that through trials and tribulations on your trek, you reap rewards regardless of where you “land.”
You must shoot for the moon to reach the rarefied air where legacies are cemented.
And it’s that kinda air I’d love to share with you.
So, what’s your Moonshot Idea?
If you don’t have 2-3 Moonshot Ideas, start dreaming NOW. They may feel like light years away, but I assure you, the journey to get there is well worth it. And it starts one step at a time.
Dream big and keep shooting for the moon!
Much love and many moonshots. :)
Karina Cross - Master Trainer ACSM ALPOFI ASFA IHP TRX Owner Karina Cross Fitness Co-Owner/Founder Forever Fit LLC
So, How Do I Get The Perfect Physique?
I am pretty fit and strong......people ask me all the time "How Long did it take for you to get fit? To get the perfect body? Well, you won't like the answer... MY WHOLE LIFE!!!... So about 40 years.🤯
Today’s society sells you “secret programs, hacks & inside scoops” to gaining strength, hitting that next PR or sculpting that perfect physique. In reality, none of these are found overnight. There is NO ULTIMATE 8-week program that will bring you to elite status or make all your lifting dreams come true. But that’s not what you want to hear. It’s not sexy & telling you that true strength is built on top of consistent hard work day in and day out for YEARS doesn’t sell...but it’s true.🤯
If you put 100 lbs on your squat after an 8 week program - great - but that happened because you’re still a beginner & you have much further to go. True strength isn’t built over a few weeks, a few months or even a few years. It’s when consistency & hard work meet and are cultivated over YEARS ... that’s where the magic happens.🏋🏼♂️ And Why Karina is talking about strength and not losing weight and muscle tone? Well, my dear human friends....I will tell you this one more time: BECAUSE THE KEY IS INTENSITY! And what is intensity? Can you guess? YES!...It's weight!!!
Set short term & long term goals. Stay consistent & learn to love THE PROCESS of working towards your goals.🙌🏼 YOU'RE WORTH IT..... Keep going.
It's Foodie Friday Again At Karina Cross Fitness
Is it spring yet? I'm not sure about you, but I love spring. Spring represents freshness, new beginnings, and great opportunities for amazing meals. Here is a meal I recently tried and I loved. I hope you love it, too.
Lemon Tuna & Asparagus Salad
2 large eggs ~8 medium asparagus spears, woody ends snapped off, spears halved 5oz can or pouch of tuna in spring water (no need to drain) 1 small red onion, very finely chopped ~5 oz cannellini beans from a can, drained zest and juice ½ lemon 1 tbsp fresh chopped dill 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Boil the eggs. To boil the eggs place them in pot of water enough to cover. Bring to a boil, cover, and turn off heat. Let sit covered and off heat for 13 minutes. When the 13 minutes is up, put the eggs in an ice bath and peel. Cut into quarters.
While you are waiting for the eggs, blanch the asparagus. Gently toss all the other ingredients in a bowl, add the asparagus and eggs. You can store the salad for 2 days in the refrigerator.
Cal 27, Fat 10g, Carbs 12g, Fiber 7g, protein, 33g