S:1090 Distinction: Missile vs. Rocket

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)

 

The primary difference between a missile and a rocket is that a missile has a guidance system, a rocket does not. Once a rocket is launched you just stand back to see where it goes. A missile is guided during its flight.

Having all the same fire, smoke, noise and drama missiles and rockets look similar on the launching pad. They can even have similar intentions, to either blow something up or explore the universe. But how they perform is directly related to the presence, or absence, of a guidance system.

Of course this S3MC is an analogy. It’s not about missiles and rockets, it’s about people. Lives, lived with or without a guidance system, come out differently.

 

Coaching Point: Are you like a missile or a rocket?

If a missile, what is your guidance system? Have you revisited it lately to see if it is still optimal for you? Could it use some re-calibrating or fine tuning?

 

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