Values Quotes – Robert Goddard on Resolve
Today’s quote is from Robert Goddard, credited as the Father of Modern Rocketry. I recently wrote a blog post about the amazing relationship of Goddard and his wife. His resolve is inspiring and worth noting again here.
Later in his work, Goddard stated:
“It is not a simple matter to differentiate unsuccessful from successful experiments. . . .[Most] work that is finally successful is the result of a series of unsuccessful tests in which difficulties are gradually eliminated.”
Goddard was a man who embraced the value of resolve that helped him pursue his dream of sending a rocket into space. While most people just saw failure after failure after failure. Goddard was seeing progress.
As a differentiating value, Resolve means determination or will power; finding a solution to a problem. For Goddard, he didn’t see problems. He was pursing solutions.
Do you have a dream, or a sense of purpose, or calling?
Then the value of resolve might be your best friend. Even if others might criticize you, as Goddard did with major media attacking him, I encourage you to raise your resolve. Be determined to find solutions.
You just might become the father – or mother – of something that will change the future.