It was in the gap. The (often infuriating) space between the execution of old and the creation of new. As I feared being ‘stuck,’ there was something pivotal happening in the shadows of my unconscious. All of this sporadic work finally merged with these ideas I had branching every which way to form a web that revealed the bigger picture. It connected everything. I now have a clear view of the moon.
Moonshots live in the gray area between audacious projects and pure science fiction; instead of mere 10% gains, they aim for 10x improvements. The combination of a huge problem, a radical solution, and the breakthrough technology that might just make that solution possible is the essence of a Moonshot.
Great Moonshot discussions require an innovative mindset—including a healthy disregard for the impossible—while still maintaining a level of practicality.
I now have my moonshot. I believe I have an idea that will radically change how we view, talk about, and understand mental wellness. Mental health is a massive issue that is becoming more and more apparent in our society and it is time for a new mindset. It is time for new insights. I have been immersed in this world for years now and my passion to radically change the systems of this field has fuelled my moonshot thinking.
Believe me, I am already aware of thousands of reasons why this wouldn’t work. There’s lack of experience, funding, resources, scale, etc. Our minds often play well with a currency of cynicism. However, let me reframe that in a simple way that changes everything. Don’t think of them as reasons it won’t work, but rather challenges to overcome in learning how it will work. Because it will work… probably not in the way that you originally thought or intended, but in the way it is meant to.
So I challenge you to find the big problems that bother you, that make you itch and make your mind stir. Find those problems that set your soul on fire. Work to find your moonshot. Then, prepare the accelerators… and launch.
What’s your moonshot? Share your thoughts in the comments below!