Seeing Beauty in the Dark

Before all else, each of us must take a fundamental risk to be true to ourselves. —James Webb

The photos are everywhere.

Stars and galaxies 13 billion years old, at the far outreaches of the galaxy…

Captured by the James Webb Space Telescope, the photos were beautiful, not to mention scientifically significant.

(In case you didn’t see them, you can find them here)

The Story

If you haven’t followed the story of the James Webb telescope, it launched on Christmas Day 2021 after 25 years of design, development, and construction. After launch, the telescope entered orbit around the sun and went through over 100 unique operations to deploy the sensors.

Once deployed, the sensors are 16x larger than the Hubble space telescope, its predecessor. It is one of the most complex satellites ever launched.

Most importantly, the images have outperformed expectations. They are simply brilliant.

The Fascination

Stephan’s Quintet – Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI

As a rocket scientist by training, I’m fascinated by this kind of technical feat. Not to mention the sense of wonder that comes from seeing stars and galaxies 13 billion light years away. Scientists will derive insight and learning from these images for years to come.

I am inspired by the Webb’s ability to look into the darkness and see the cosmos.

Pondering these advances, I found myself thinking about the many people I meet who are looking for answers for themselves.

Whether seeking promotion, more security and confidence in their current role, or more fulfillment and meaning from their work, they are searching in the dark for answers that are difficult to find. They may find some answers, but not with the clarity and sharpness they desire.

The Question

The question is: What kind of upgrade is required to get more resolution in our lives?

If you’re one of those people looking for clarity, I have good news.

After talking to hundreds of people, I have found a surprising insight: You don’t need a 25 year project and more complexity to find the answer. You don’t need more technology, more thinking, and more research.

What you need is less!

The Answer

To discover and achieve your biggest dreams and goals, the answer is less, not more.

Just like the James Webb telescope needs to be near absolute zero temperature to eliminate the background noise, when you eliminate the background noise in your life, you can connect more closely with the parts of you that reside mostly in the dark.

You find your intuition, your inspiration, and your purpose. Like distant galaxies, these insights are there, often hidden in the dark. When you have the right environment and tools, you can see them.

Southern Ring Nebula – Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI

The Next Step

Creating that environment is the reason why I do what I do. Whether it’s individual coaching, experiential workshops, or interactive keynote speeches, everything is designed to strip away the noise and see what usually lies in the dark. You will come away with a beautiful image of your next level of success and a clear action plan to achieve it.

If you’d like a higher resolution image of your own purpose and inspiration, take the next step. Browse my services and then let’s schedule a time to talk.

And Beyond

People have looked to the skies for hundreds of years with wonder; it is the seed of all advancement and exploration. As you begin your week, I invite you to look upon yourself with wonder and ponder this:

What inspirations lie hidden and unexplored for you, waiting for the right environment to be discovered?

Here’s to seeing beauty in the dark!

(Main Image Credit “Carina Nebula”: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI)