Last month, astronaut Chris Hadfield returned from a five-month stint in space as something of a celebrity. The 53-year-old, social-media-savvy Canadian astronaut lived on the International Space Center between December 2012 and May 2013. During that time, he became an orbiting rockstar, sending out thousands of updates on social media channels like Twitter and Facebook and gaining hundreds of thousands of followers. (He even found time to record what’s believed to be the first music video made in space — a cover version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”.)
Hadfield inspires me for a lot of reasons. One of them relates to the advice he gave earlier this year on Reddit: Keep following your heart and your biggest dreams, no matter how far away they might seem at times.
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As I woke this morning I pondered on how I needed a change, how I was going to do it and felt an overwhelming feeling of being lost. So, I was scrolling through my Twitter feed and what do I see, this very article. They say there are no coincidences. Your story is pretty amazing and thank you, it came to me at the right moment.
This is a very helpful post to those who dangle between their heart and mind. A couple of days ago I read another blog about a lady who was crazy about her nails and nail paints. She said she was fond of this since she was in college and used to make different colours of nail paints. She followed what her heart said while leaving her current field of fashion designing and now she has set up a nail polish company. I do agree with you that we should follow our hearts to achieve the goals but unfortunately our social set up doesn’t let many of the children to follow their interests. This is where reformation is required.