EMBRACE THE ADVERSITIES YOU MAY BE FACING IN YOUR LIFE, AND RETRAIN YOURSELF TO VIEW THEM AS A LESSON LEARNED
If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small
If you can step back from the negative circumstances facing you, you will be able to discover their positive benefits. That is almost always true; you simply have to be willing to look for them—and not take the adversity you are experiencing too personally.
Every flower must grow through dirt.
If you lose your job, think about the resilience you’re developing. If you try something daring and survive, evaluate what you learned about yourself—and how it will help you take on new challenges. If a bookstore gets your order wrong, figure out whether it’s an opportunity to learn a new skill. And if you experience a train wreck in your career, think of the maturity it’s developing in you. Besides, Bill Vaughan maintains that “in the game of life it’s a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.” Always measure an obstacle next to the size of the dream you’re pursuing. It’s all in how you look at it.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
1 Peter 5:10
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me
There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.
Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargained for.
And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
Leaders Leading Leaders
The Phase Of An LDP During Which Formal Leadership Training Is Provided
The principles of Leadership are both universal and timeless
Schooling is the first phase of the the LDP. It is where a man is provided with the head-knowledge he will need to be a Virtuous Leader. This head-knowledge is universal in the sense that it applies to every kind of Group regardless of its structure or the composition of its Membership. It is also timeless because it is premised upon a set of principles that have not changed over the many centuries of human history. What was True about Leadership for Moses as he traversed the Sinai at the head of the Israelites is true for you today at work or in the driver seat of your minivan full of Shorties.
Within the continuum of formal Leadership instruction that comprises Schooling there is a broad bandwidth of quality and intensity. Spending four years at West Point and reading Leadership For Dummies in one’s spare time are both examples of Schooling. Although they dwell at opposite ends of the quality/intensity continuum, they share the characteristic of the didactic dissemination of the Leadership Principles.
Schooling provides the common denominator all Leaders need to be Effective by imparting the timeless principles that Leaders need for the varying conditions which they will face. For example, Lead By Example is a universal Leadership principle that applies as much to a guy placed in charge of a church picnic as it does to a CEO of a Fortune 500 company. A Leader will lose credibility with the lady who volunteered to bring the potato salad just as quickly as he will with his board of directors if he does not lead by example. It is simply a must-do when it comes to Leadership, a precept that is both universal and timeless.
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