Leaders Adjust the Sails

How we respond to adversity is far more important than the adversity itself.

We all have moments when, in spite of our best efforts, things don’t go the way we want. 

When you are trying to do something of value, it is inevitable that sooner or later you are going to come face-to-face with adversity. Regardless of the best laid plans, conditions change. When this happens, there is a tendency for the negative side of a situation to dominate our daily thoughts. 

Success doesn’t come from a lack of problems. The achievement of any goal is dependent on how well you manage through adversity. 

“It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind
that determines which way we will go.”
~Jim Rohn.

As a leader, you set the example for your team. Let them see you navigate through adversity. 

Change is hard for a lot of people. But every small and seemingly insignificant adjustment you make will compound itself over time—if you stick with it. 

If you or someone on your team is experiencing some adversity, or if something is not going as planned, check out this video to find out how you can shift your mindset, adjust course, and navigate through adversity.

Or stream it on your favorite podcast platform! It is episode 108 of the Getting Results podcast: When the Winds Change, We Must Change. It’s available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Spotify, and others.