Turning Business Challenges into Strengths

One of my favorite quotes is, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill. In other words, why would you want to stay where you are? After all, once you’ve survived the struggle, you often find yourself better off than before. “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Business challenges do not have to be viewed as something bad. Of course, that does not mean you have to like them either. But they can be a good thing.

Learn from Your Mistakes

Undoubtedly many challenges are the result of our own mistakes, misjudgments, and/or miscalculations. Well, that’s tough. Get over it and get on with your life and business. When you know your challenge is the result of your own actions, take the time to see where you erred, decide what you need to do different, and then take action. Oh, at the same time don’t keep beating yourself up over your mistakes.

New Opportunities

Sometimes business challenges can seem catastrophic, but upon further examination we realize there is a hidden opportunity just waiting to be developed. This is another reason why you need to forgive yourself. If you don’t you will miss the opportunity by focusing on what you believe you have lost. Keep in mind the saying by Alexander Graham Bell, “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” Take that to heart. It is one of the reasons some people so readily bounce back from disappointments and failures. You cannot undo the past, nor can you absolutely control the future. You must live in the present.

Bottom Line

The fundamental question is, “How will you face business challenges? Will you view them with a doom and gloom attitude or will you accept them as part of life, turn them into strengths and use what you learn from them to grow personally and to improve your business?

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