Take a particular goal you are working on – could be personal or professional. Most people plot out what it’s going to take to get from here to there, but that doesn’t take into account all of the bottlenecks, exceptional circumstances, deviations, obstacles or logjams that are part of life.

If you want to blast through your objective, you need escape velocity. You need to break through and make it to victory. This takes the ability to exceed the current trajectory and move to another level. That’s what escape velocity is all about, breaking free of gravity’s hold.

rocketHow do you do that? You get clear on what it’s going to take to achieve your goal given the status quo and then you build your effort to greatly exceed it, putting in place multiple, independent activities that will give you the thrust you need to break free of the gravitational field that currently prevails.

In physics, escape velocity is the minimum speed needed for an object to “break free” from the gravitational attraction of a massive body. The escape velocity from Earth is about 40,270 km/h (25,020 mph).

What will it take for you to reach the stars?

If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.

– Bill Watterson