What’s Your Moonshot Idea?

It’s better to shoot for the moon and miss, than shoot for the stars and hit.

Get it?

It’s like saying “It’s better to aim high and miss, than to aim low and hit.” #AimHigh

Naveen Jain, an acclaimed entrepreneur and philanthropist, works to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation, and he often talks about “Moonshot Ideas.” This extraordinary concept is something he shared at a recent conference I attended and it’s resonated with me ever since.  

Something about “Moonshot Ideas” really gets me fired up. Even typing this, I start dreaming BIG when I hear that phrase. It’s like an instant shot of adrenaline to audit your goals, dream BIGGER, and strive for greater heights. And we all can use that, right?

In fact, I believe high achievers like you and me know we need these scary-yet-inspiring ideas to propel us further in life.


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. Seems like a heckuva consolation prize every time you miss the moon.

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,


P.S. Define Your Moonshot ideas at My 3.5 Day Live Mentorship This February

Speaking of Moonshot Ideas, you’re invited to attend my 3.5 Day Live Mentorship February 8th-11th, 2018, in San Diego. That’s when we’ll plan out the next year of your life and design a map to get you to the moon. Not only do I share my “moonshots” with you, I coach you on HOW to achieve yours.

If you’re serious about shooting for the moon, there’s no better place to dream big and start your journey than an empowering environment with industry vets and like-minded fire-breathing dragons aiming for greater heights. I guarantee to give you the rocket fuel you need to succeed by sharing my best tactics, techniques, tips, and tools over the course of 3.5 deep days at my Mentorship… now THAT will get you on the proper path to the moon.

Plus, by applying NOW, you’ll receive early-bird specials and limited-time bonuses including:

#1. 90-minute group Coaching Call with yours truly on January 18th

#2. Bonus Coaching Call to take place on December 12th on “5 Things You MUST DO to Ignite Your 2018 NOW”

#3. My 2018 Annual Roadmap & Strategic Plan

#4. My 60-Minute Contagiasm Keynote: Spreading Your Contagious Enthusiasm Like Wildfire

#5. Every single lecture/presentation on video from the Mentorship!!!

#6. A special private Facebook Coaching Group 6 weeks leading up to the Mentorship

#7. My Top 10 Lessons Worth a Million Dollars: Perform Better Keynote

#8. The TD Trainer Pack: 5-part audio teleseminar series

Remember, there is still a $100 OFF Mentorship price but you MUST act by December 15th.


Bring a teammate, colleague, spouse, significant other, or someone close to you in your business and the 2nd person receives 50% off the price of the Mentorship. Split that cost with your “buddy” and everyone saves!!

See you on the moon!

About the Author

Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS, is an internationally-recognized performance trainer, bodyworker, speaker, author, and owner of award-winning gym Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA (one of the Top 10 Gyms in the U.S.). His outstanding team of 38 professionals delivers extraordinary service in personal training, sports performance training, massage/bodywork, Pilates, yoga, physical therapy and chiropractic. Todd is the Lead Training Advisor for Under Armour, regular contributor to Men’s Health, and author of The IMPACT! Body Plan.

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