Look at this picture. Do you remember this event? Probably. A stunt this big is pretty remarkable and hard to forget entirely. In case you missed it, you can watch the full video here. Now, do you remember his name? Maybe. Maybe not.
His name is Felix Baumgartner and on October, 14th 2012 he jumped from space. We don’t need to get into semantics. Look at the photo above. I can see the curvature of the blue Earth against the darkness of space. The dude jumped from space and in doing so broke the records for the highest skydive, highest manned balloon flight and most impressive: he broke the friggin’ sound barrier. Think about that for a second. The speed of sound is 761.2 mph. Baumgartner hit a top speed of 843.6 mph. Take that, sound!
This was an amazing feat and I feel like we’ve forgotten about it already. For some reason, I thought about this event the other day and it reminded me that I need to do more awesome things. I’m not going to jump from space, or probably even from a low-flying plane, but I still want to have unique and amazing experiences on a regular basis.
As I’ve said before, a big part of life is to have as many experiences as possible. Do awesome things.