“The victim mindset dilutes the human potential” – Steve Maraboli
“Difficulties break some men but shape others. Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” – Nelson Mandela
As is so often the case, the inspiration for my leadership messages come from my travels and interactions with others. Thus is the case in this message. A random business meeting to discuss the possibilities of working together turned in to an open sharing of personal passion and motivation, leaving me with a positive and lasting imprint to shape my future thinking and inspire the best in my behavior. I want to share some of this discussion in hopes it will similarly inspire you.
The discussion began as so many business meetings do – introductions, a presentation of the company’s service offerings, and some exploratory discussions where those services might be of value to us. But in the course of these discussions a moment of vulnerability was revealed. It was simple and innocent, but the impact was significant.