This week 50 years ago, President Kennedy was assassinated. Over the past week the media has been exploding with numerous tv specials from Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Kennedy, to The Smoking Gun documentary, and of course PBS was doing its thing.
All remembering the horrific Dallas day in 1963.
After watching a few episodes of The Kennedy’s and Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Kennedy, each portrayed our 35th president in a different light.
We can all agree JFK was not the greatest example when it came to leadership, but one thing is true: He set ambitious goals.
He was a dreamer.
When JFK revealed his plans for a trip to the moon he declared:
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 which we intend to win.
Can you imagine what he must of felt before he stood before a crowd to declare his intentions? The doubts he must of suffered in sharing such a feat?
If JFK could stand before the nation and believe such a large dream, can we not stand in front of the mirror and declare our own dreams even to our self?
JFK wasn’t perfect. Neither are we.
But he set goals and he completed them.
What does your future hold?
A better question: What is your moon?
JFK took us there once… now its our turn.