I am firm believer that things in life happen for a reason. Sometimes that reason is unknown, sometimes that reason sucks, sometimes it rains.
What is important is the reaction you have and the actions that you take. Is the glass half full or half empty? Is it partly sunny or partly cloudy?
When a challenge comes to you, you basically have these choices:
- Accept the challenge and take it head on with a plan in place
- Admit defeat and allow the challenge to beat you
- Punt and Run Away
Leaders “Dive head first” into the first option and do not accept defeat as a possible solution or answer. When I was let go three years ago this October from a job that I thought would be my final one, I hung my head for a day or two; but then did let my pursuit for a new career slow me down.
Now that is a little dramatic, but each day we have things in our lives that challenge us. I urge you to stay positive and work diligently at staying positive until you can conquer the task at hand.
I leave you with this video. No matter how my day is going, this video always puts me in the right frame of mind.