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Is there anything good about tough times? Like most people, I have felt shock and dismay at recent events. The news is flooded with stories about abuse, violence, murder, unemployment, financial ruin and a myriad of other adverse subjects.
Last week I was meeting with a former colleague when she told me about a demanding issue that she found herself facing in her work workplace. After many years of successes, she found herself in the middle of an unexpected situation in which she felt trapped.
As we journey along the path of life, it is inevitable that we are presented with challenges, stumbling blocks, and barriers which come in all shapes and sizes. Some come out of nowhere and we are unprepared to confront while others are more predictable and are easier to overcome.
We’ve written about success many times in this blog in terms of what it takes to be successful. The reason is so many people want to be truly successful and are seeking advice and direction. Certainly this likely will not be the last time we focus on this important subject.
The keynote speaker at our youngest daughter’s university graduation was Jeff Hoffman, founder and CEO of Priceline. The theme of his commencement speech was to urge the graduates to chart their own course. While listening to Hoffman’s speech, I was reminded about a study that was conducted of graduating college seniors.
There has been a lot written about destiny since humans have been capable of intelligent thought. Many believe that our destiny or fate is determined at birth. From the perspective of others it is possible to significantly influence what happens in our lives. How can this be so?
I was reading about Dr. Maxwell Martz, the American surgeon, who wrote several articles and books on the power of our self-image. Dr. Martz’s system of ideas was the frontrunner of the popular self-help books. I began thinking about what causes some people, more than others, to take advantage of opportunities.