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The Overview-Effect: from Fighter Jet Pilots to Astronauts

The best trained pilots are fighter jet pilots. They have to kill specifically, quickly and with high precision. The highest professional demands are made on astronauts. They are always recruited among fighter jet pilots because they are the best trained pilots. When astronauts see earth from space for the first time, they all report the same thing. Overwhelmed by emotion, they cry. The phenomenon even has a name: the "Overview Effect".

"The thing that really surprised me was that it [Earth] projected an air of fragility. And why, I don’t know. I don’t know to this day. I had a feeling it’s tiny, it’s shiny, it’s beautiful, it’s home, and it’s fragile."    

- Michael Collins, Apollo 11

From Fighter Jet Pilots to Astronauts, from "Human Doings" to "Human Beings", from performance to being.

That is my goal in working with my clients, because only if they are rooted in their essence and are true to their own self will their achievements make sense for them and their environment.

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