Thursday, February 10, 2011

Business Tips Corner: Benefits of Embracing Adversity!

I will like to share another piece of John Maxwell's lessons on attitude.

Can obstacles actually enhance an attitude? Quoting Dr. Joyce Brother, Maxwell says "The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy inevitable part of the process of getting to the top." He goes on to add that: "adversity and the failure that often results from it should not only be expected in the process of succeeding; they need to be viewed as an absolutely critical part of it."

The benefits of adversity are many, he adds. He suggests that we should embrace adversity and persevere through it. Here are some key reasons why we should:
  1. Adversity creates resilience
  2. Adversity develops maturity
  3. It pushes the envelope of accepted performance
  4. It provides greater opportunities
  5. Adversity prompts innovation
  6. Adversity brings unexpected benefits
  7. Adversity motivates
To read more on how to resolve the benefits that embracing your adversity can help, I recommend that you get a copy of John C. Maxwell, Attitude 101: What every leader needs to know.

By Cheryl Cottle
Chief Consultant of Cottle's Professional Consulting

Copyright © 2011 by Dr. Cheryl Cottle ● Cottle’s Professional Consulting.

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