Some perspective and humility 🌙 🌎 💫

Our moon’s orbital speed around Earth is 2,290 mph.

At the equator, the Earth spins at about 1,000 mph.

Our Earth’s orbital speed around the sun is 66,000 mph.

Our Sun’s orbital speed around our galaxy, the Milky Way, is 450,000 mph

Our Galaxy is moving towards the constellation of Hydra at
1,340,000 mph

It takes our galaxy about 250 million Earth years to
rotate once.

I’d memorize these stats. It’s a good dose of humility.


The harder they play, the better she gets

Tennis is an individual sport, but Serena’s answer on why she continues to hit new levels of excellence, or “levels unknown” made me think about high performing teams.

When you raise the game of your weaker players, then your strongest players need to play better to stay on top.

Everyone wins. The greatest players are pushed to new levels of excellence and the junior players slipstream and learn from the best.

A team with one strong performer, but with weak teammates won’t go the distance. In the short term the star will carry the day, but sooner or later she’ll have an off day and the support won’t be there.

It’s the same with sport as it is with a healthy growing country. The core matters. The brilliant rise to new levels, but only if they are pushed by a strong core.

Be ready

“Today is a good day to die.” This saying is not about giving up or surrendering to everyday life.

It means you’ve had a life well lived. No regrets, no “what ifs” or “why didn’t I”

It means you’ve stepped into the arena and played the game.

It means you can look back and “I’m ready when you are. Let’s roll.”

Make every day is a good day to die.

Take a wander

The English word planet comes from the Greek word Plan.

Stars appear to have fixed positions when compared to other stars, but there are other lights in the night sky that change their positions in relation to the stars and to each other. They move among the stars. The Greek name for these moving lights was plan which means “wanderer.”

We now know that the planets “wander” across the sky because they revolve around the sun.

Chew on that next time you step out for a walk.