Sunday, July 6

Opportunities, Not Obstacles

"Every wall is a door." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great leaders look for opportunities when they come up against a brick wall. Instead of merely seeing the wall, they see it as a door – an opening to a new opportunity. When obstacles arise, some may look at them as failure. There is no failure, only feedback. Remember, you set the standard of what failure looks like for you and your business. When your standard is not met, simply re-assess the standard by asking some pertinent questions.

“What are the lessons I am to learn in this situation?”

“What are the blessings that I can take from this situation?”

Always re-assess your trajectories and intentions. Sometimes we simply outgrow them, or our passion has shifted. Like us, our businesses should be living and growing. George Bernard Shaw once said so appropriately, “The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew every time he sees me, while all the rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.”

Like the tailor, we should continuously re-measure and re-assess so that any missed opportunity turns into a new opportunity. Become a visionary: turn your walls into doors and your obstacles into opportunities.

To lead is to serve,
Coach Carolyn

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