Dealing with adversity

How do you deal with adversity? What do you do when the going gets tough? Do you feel sorry for yourself or are you determined to make things better? How people deal with adversity can tell you a lot about someone. There are those who thrive under the conditions of pressure and others who cower from it.

We need to look at adversity as just a fact of life. Nothing is easy, so you will need to overcome obstacles as we steer through this minefield. Dealing with those obstacles becomes what defines you as a person and as a leader. I want to lead people out of the darkness and into the light, not follow someone into the abyss. I want to lead the charge towards dealing with issues head on and not avoid them until the implode. Tackle adversity head on and sacrifice short-term pain for long-term strength.

Think about how you deal with adversity… it something that you would be proud to tell your children about? If not, maybe you need to deal with it differently.

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