We often assume that people simply are a certain way. “She’s such a bright, sunny person.” “He’s always such a gloomy Gus.” Nature gives us optimists and pessimists, and that’s all there is to it. But according to Jon Gordon, that’s a myth, a limiting belief that may be holding you back. He says this […]
Archive for Obstacles
Several years ago, I was having a really rough day at the office. It seemed everything that could go wrong was going wrong—at the worst possible time.
We live in turbulent times. If we are to overcome the obstacles in our way, we must develop mental toughness. Former FBI agent LaRae Quy shares five ways.
There will probably be no more iconic symbol for failure in our lifetime than the picture of the Costa Concordia cruise ship listing while aground off the shore of Italy. Tragic though it is, it provides several lessons for navigating life.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by personal growth advice? In this guest post Bill Blankschaen talks about how to overcome the “wall” and stay motivated.
In this short video, a classical violist is interrupted by the ring of a cell phone in the audience. Notice how he turns an obstacle into an opportunity.
There are mistakes, and then there are MISTAKES. In this guest post, Enrique Fiallo describes ten that you MUST avoid as a leader.
Over the years, I have learned that my Plan B is often God’s Plan A. Nothing happens by accident. To quote Richard Rohr, “everything belongs.”
In this four-minute interview, I talk with Alison Levine, an adventurer, explorer and mountaineer. She is now an adjunct professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She specializes in the field of “leadership in extreme environments.”
I loved Ian Cron’s new book, Jesus, My Father, the CIA and Me: A Memoir of Sorts. In this post, I share an excerpt. Does this resonate with you?
Many people fail at work and in life because they focus too much on the obstacle rather than the opportunity. Is it true in your organization?
In summary, the greatest obstacle you face could be your greatest opportunity. It really comes down to your response to it.