I love adversity!

19 02 2015

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

“Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.” ~Washington Irving

I love adversity!  OK, that’s an exaggeration, but it got your attention, right?  Adversity happens, and when it does, you can be a pessimist or an optimist.  You can wail, gnash your teeth, talk to your co-worker about how much it sucks to be here, or otherwise mope and moan.

Or, you can relish the opportunity to beat it!  Adversity creates an opportunity to show how resilient you are.  It allows you and your team to come up with solutions to problems that the “Debby Downers” don’t believe exist.  While they’re feeling sorry for themselves, you can rise up, seize the day, and snatch a win from the jaws of defeat.  And that’s why I love adversity, because when you turn stuff around, people see how great it can be, and look back on where they came from with a story about overcoming adversity together, as a team.

Speaking of Great Minds…

GreatMinds

Rubes cartoons used with permission. www.rubescartoons.com

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