Dreaming big? Dream bigger

In this episode, Anousheh Ansari, entrepreneur and the first female space explorer in the history of humankind, shares her incredible life experiences, the opportunities that come with building the X-Prize, and the beautiful results of dreaming big.
“…this passion that I had inside me… I decided that I’m not going to let go. I had no idea how I was going to go about making it a reality, but I figured as long as I have it alive inside my heart, that I’ll find a way somehow, somewhere…”
— Anousheh Ansari
Highlights from the talk:
  • Anousheh shares her childhood stories of growing up in Iran and America
  • The questions she used to ask when she was younger, shaped her dreams today
  • How imagination plays a key role in getting us to where we want to go
  • If you’ve stopped dreaming, ask yourself these key questions and look back to see if they still ring true
  • Anousheh explains The One method of keeping your dreams alive every single day
  • She shares the moment when Peter Diamandis came to her about the X-Prize
  • How the Orteig Prize inspired the X-Prize
  • The ambitions of the X-Prize has brought its core ideas to life, which was to bring communities together
  • Anousheh shares the story of how she came to board the Soyuz in Star City, Russia

People mentioned in the episode:

  • Peter Diamandis
  • Vishen Lakhiani
  • Raymond Orteig
  • Charles Lindbergh
  • Burt Rutan
  • Karen Ravn

Here are a few resources to help you take your next steps to dreaming even bigger than before:

Here at Mindvalley, we’re committed to more than just personal growth. We’re determined to push humanity forward by empowering our audience, like yourself, to unleash your fullest potential, to be extraordinary, by using the most powerful tool of all – education.
Mindvalley’s A-Fest is an event pool of inspiring talks from incredible change-makers just like Anousheh. If you’d like to learn more about Mindvalley’s A-Fest, visit our website at afest.com and apply to become part of our curated community and attend incredible events dedicated to personal transformation.

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