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Embracing Your Personal ‘Sputnik Moments’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 5, 2011

Sputnik Moments come like surprises that stir things up and force us to reevaluate how we see ourselves and our version of the world. They can have momentary or lasting impact, but they tend to unbutton our buttoned-down version of reality.

By Dr. Judith Rich, Speaker, trainer, writer, coach, creator of Rx For The Soul:

Had a personal “Sputnik Moment” lately? I’m not talking about the kind that President Obama referred to last week in his State of the Union speech, but let’s use that analogy for a moment as a place from which to launch a more personal inquiry.

President Obama’s reference to our current national “Sputnik Moment” was made in recognition of China’s rise as an economic power and the challenge that poses to America’s economic dominance in the world. Calling it a “Sputnik Moment” was a call for America to mobilize its resources and re-direct our national goals as we did in 1957 after the U.S.S.R. beat us in the race to space. Read the rest of this entry »

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