Wake-Up Calls Are Not Always Alarming

Sputnik moments arise when people are threatened or challenged and have to redouble their efforts to get back in front.

The term relates back to 1957 when the Soviet Union launched its first satellite, Sputnik 1, and beat the United States into space.

The Americans, of course, responded by landing Apollo 11 on the moon and on July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first man to ever walk on the surface of another planet.

Sputnik moments are scary wakeup calls that shake us out of our daydreams.

They may be uncomfortable, unsettling and unwanted at the time but, if they get us back into the driving seat, they can be eureka moments which transform our lives forever!

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