Alex Hofeldt is a high school science teacher from Illinois and is the creator and host of Beautiful Dust Specks, a podcast designed to show the world the wonder and motivation in Science.
In this episode, Alex discusses:
-How spending money on the podcast helped to motivate him to keep doing it.
-The value that can come from scaring yourself a little bit every day.
-How like a cell, you adapt to the situation you find yourself in, and how the people around you can oftentimes bring you down.
-How creative people can resonate with each other because they realize how we need to help lift each other up.
-The importance of holding onto the people that do resonate with what you are attempting to do, and ignoring the haters.
-How 28/30 students can be completely enthralled with what he is teaching, but he will only be paying attention to the one or two that aren’t paying attention.
-How his most “astounding fact” is how the deeper and deeper you go into science, the more you see how EVERYTHING is connected.
Alex’s Final Push will inspire you to move inch by inch and remain DYNAMIC!
“There’s no greater time to be creative. Period.”
“For me the fear of not doing it outweighed the fear of doing it.”
“I think regrets have some power that you can muster and you can wield it for good if you don’t let it bog you down.”
“Just do it wholeheartedly. Whatever it is you’re going to do in life, just dive into it.”
“Scare yourself. Try to do something every day that’s just a little freaky.”
“If you move inch by inch, increment by increment, moment for moment towards a goal, you are moving. You are dynamic.”
“You have infinite possibilities, no matter what anyone tells you. These cells that make up me, Michael Jordan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, are all the same cells, just put in different environments. So go find your environment. Seek it out. Search for it vehemently. Aggressively go after the things that make you smile.”
Are You a Miracle? On the Probability of Your Being Born (Huffington Post)
We Are Here: The Pale Blue Dot (YouTube)