An excerpt from “The Anatomy of A Leader”, by Carl Mays. May it inspire you today to “stay the course” — in spite of setbacks. A true leader must always:
Successful people still encounter disappointments and frustrations, but it is the way they respond to problems that make them different from those who are overwhelmed by difficult situations. The challenge is to remain optimistic and confident. Being enthusiastic about what you can accomplish and the means by which you will realize your dreams is what confidence is all about.
Problems can cause unhappiness and defeat you IF you allow them to. Don’t try to avoid the reality of possible delays or complications. Instead, remain confident; the ultimate attainment of your goals is within reach. Take advantage of the powerful resources that are already within you. At the heart of confidence is determination, self-reliance and a security in your own purpose!!
Some quotes that come to mind:
“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do” ~ John Wooden
“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” — Unknown
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” — Henry David Thoreau
So, NO MATTER what happens – REMAIN CONFIDENT!!!