Moon shots are bold inspiring finite goals within the “Infinite Game” not instead of the infinite game.
When John Kennedy had inspired the citizens of USA by proposing the “Landing on Moon” challenge , he offered an infinite context for the finite objective.
His message said:
“We set sail on the new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained , and new right to be won , and they must be won and used for the progress of all people.”
Though this seemed an impossible mission at that time , the objective was finite.Hence even though this was a super human achievement for mankind , very few people seem to still remember and get inspired by it.
This makes “moon shots” separate from a “just cause” which is core to an “infinite game”
Simon Sinek makes these apt points in his book titled “The Infinite Game”