Strategic Essentials

Business Motivation – February 09, 2011

Your Trials And Sorrows Develop You

Whatever good or bad fortune comes your way, give it meaning and transform it into something of value. Trouble is the common denominator of living. It’s the great equalizer of life.

Personal growth is the process of responding positively to change. All growth means change and change always involves risks, stepping from the known to the unknown. All of your growth depends on your activity. It only comes through continuous effort and struggle. You’ll have no development without effort.

Life chips and pounds you to bring out your possibilities. She will strip you of wealth, humble your pride, humiliate your ambition, let you down from the ladder of fame, and discipline you in a thousand different ways, if she can develop a little character. Everything gives way to that.

Wealth is nothing, position is nothing, fame is nothing. Who you become inside is everything.

What happens to you is not as important as how you react to what happens.

(Reprinted with permission, Sam Maitz, Director of Marketing Technology, Leadership Management® International, Inc.)