No Turning Back

Elon Musk has not been shy about his aspiration to go to Mars. In many regards, his burning desire to go to Mars has fueled his ability to create many technologies to assist in that venture alongside billions of dollars of value along the way. If Elon ultimately gains the chance to take the trip, it’s very possible that it will be a one-way ticket.

In the movie Gattaca with Ethan Hawke, there is a scene where Ethan’s character challenges his brother to a see who can swim the fastest and the farthest. In the past, his brother had always beat him because he was born with more natural ability and the right genes to succeed. As Ethan’s character finally pushed past his brother and showed no signs of relenting, his brother asked him how he was accomplishing it. Ethan responded that he wasn’t leaving any energy to go back. He gave everything he had and was willing to make it a one-way trip.

What if I told you that you that you were born into this life with a purpose? Is that something you would like to discover? What would you risk? That is the heart of an entrepreneur – someone willing to risk everything they have to make a discovery, pursue an adventure or create something new.

At the Saint Louis Business Club, we want to inspire people to pursue the burning passion they have inside. We want to ignite the flame that causes someone to pour all of his or her energy into something they have to pursue as if there’s no turning back. After all, this life ends, and we’re all on a one-way trip towards something. Where are you going?

“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.” – Albert Schweitzer