Sputnik, the first artificial satellite in space was launched 50 years ago. And as it turns 50, it’s been revealed that it was “far from being part of a well-planned strategy to demonstrate communist superiority over the West”, but rather “a spur-of-the-moment gamble driven by the dream of one scientist, whose team scrounged a rocket, slapped together a satellite and persuaded a dubious Kremlin to open the space age.”

Reading that article, I think it’s a really inspiring story that we all can learn from. Sometimes to make a breakthrough, you have to take a gamble and just make use of what you have. With a dream and the passion to pursue it, the gamble will pay off more often than not.

What gambles are you willing to take today?