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Here’s Why You Need to #beapirate

At Moonshot Pirates we teach the #beapirate way. This is all about how to #thinkbig, #daretolearn, and #takeaction. During our programs, these three skills build the foundation and are furthermore needed in order to make the most out of the experience.

However, these skills are not only relevant for a Bootcamp, a challenge or a mentorSHIP group; it’s something you can use for everything you do in life. Regardless of whether you’re in school, doing an internship, in a job, or hoping to start something yourself, these three skills will make your experiences a lot more positive and rewarding and you’ll get a lot more out of them.

Let’s take a look at how to #beapirate.

Think Big

Whatever you’re doing in life, you will always be more motivated, have a greater sense of direction, and be more efficient, if you have a big goal you’re working towards. Big goals give us purpose, they fuel our everyday lives, and they give us a long term perspective. So no matter your situation, create a big vision for yourself by asking:

  • What do you want to achieve in this life?
  • Where do you want to be in five years’ time?
  • What’s the ideal outcome of [insert project or activity]?

#beapirate set yourself goals, and don’t hesitate to make them big and ambitious. Don’t worry about how you’ll achieve them. The path will show itself once you start walking it. But you have to pick a destination, otherwise there’ll be no path to walk on🚶.

Dare to Learn

Everything that happens to us in life offers us an opportunity to learn. The good times as well as the bad times are full of lessons that can help us grow, so no matter what we’re doing, we can always approach life with a mindset of a learner. Learning might be easy when things are going well, but as it’s impossible to avoid challenges entirely, establish a habit of asking yourself the following questions, when you’re struggling:

  • What can I learn from this experience?
  • What can I be grateful for in this experience?
  • What stirs my curiosity in this experience?

The world and life offer us endless opportunities to explore and grow, we just need to dare to catch those opportunities, #beapirate and not let our fear or worries hinder us.

Take Action

Lastly, nothing will make you learn or grow more than actually doing stuff. In school or in a job it’s very easy to fall for the temptation to just follow orders and not do more than what’s required. But I guarantee that you’ll have a lot more fun if you engage more, take initiative and work on projects that matter to you – no matter whether it’s required or not. Once you start taking action, life stops happening to you and starts happening for you. So #beapirate and ask yourself:

  • How can I contribute in this situation?
  • Where would I like to have an impact?
  • What would I like to change?

Suddenly, you’re no longer a follower; instead, you’ve become a leader. You don’t just accept things as they are, but you question them and offer your own vision for how things could be improved. This gives you a stronger standpoint and will ultimately enable you to create the life you truly want to live.

Now it’s time to #beapirate

If you follow the #beapirate way, you’re sure to become future-fit in no time. From our viewpoint, being a Moonshot Pirate is a way of life. What happens at a Bootcamp, a challenge or during a mentorSHIP journey stays with you long after it’s over, and if you follow these tips 👆, you’ll stay a Moonshot Pirate forever 🏴‍☠️.

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