As the saying goes, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
While we go about our business each day based on the plans that we make, we are forever faced with challenges. While the prudent plan for both the good and the bad, it is always amazing to see the spirit that drives people once they are faced with difficult and unanticipated situations. The dynamics of day-to-day situations challenge us in many ways, and we often astonish ourselves with our ability to react to them.
It is at the core of our being to rise up to meet adverse situations and persevere against all odds. Adrenaline, the human survival mechanism that exists in all of us, is a singularly remarkable human attribute. Once triggered, a heightened awareness and more acute thought process take over, along with a sense of added physical strength. It is this characteristic that enables us to think clearly and make critical decisions in times of adversity, whether in our personal lives or in the world of business.
We should always welcome a good challenge, as this both tests our capabilities and shows us our weaknesses. In the end, the challenges we encounter and the perseverance with which we face them is what propels us forward in life and in business. The human spirit is well equipped to handle challenge, so embrace it and learn from it.
By Frank Arteaga, Head of Product Marketing, NAFTA Region
Bystronic Inc., Elgin, IL – Voice.email@example.com