Life is full of positive and negative events all affecting who we become and how we interact with others. Adversity is an element of life everyone faces. What differentiates proactive leaders and reactive imitators is a muscle that‘s flexed when destructive events occur: perseverance. This is the age-old act of pursuing accomplishments and achievement with resiliency and determination through trials and tribulation. It is to be steadfast.
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” – Marie Curie
We have all experienced something in life that has hindered our resolve in one way or another. Whether it’s an issue at work, a difficulty at home, or a problem in our community, there are emotions attacking our leadership capabilities every day. But, it’s how we handle the issues that come our way that determines our effectiveness as a leader. We are all gifted for a specific purpose, so embrace yours as the next trial attempts to derail your leadership.
What issues have you had to take head-on? How did you persevere to lead your team? Let us know in the comments section below.