All about mindset
Life is a rich tapestry of ups and downs. Riding the waves of success is all very well but the test of character comes with how you manage obstacles to success. Without doubt, the key issue here is mindset. Some of it is semantics too – a significant shift in perspective comes when you view obstacles as challenges and this comes from a determination to relish the challenge and figure out how to overcome it.
It’s a well-worn adage but ‘no man is an island’ and it’s really important to draw on the strengths of your team and be open to their viewpoints - even if they don’t align with your own. It’s also about getting comfortable with being uncomfortable, because outside of this zone is where the magic happens. Perspective is also vital. If you focus solely on the obstacle it can become a Herculean task to see beyond it – so see it for what it is and ensure it doesn’t dominate your thinking.