Saturday, 21 July 2012

“Convert Your Threats into Opportunities” - Professor M.S.Rao

"When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure." - Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

One of the differences between leaders and followers is the ability to convert their threats into opportunities.  In fact, leaders see the big picture, and understand very well that life is full of complexity and ambiguity.  There are certain things beyond the control of human beings, and the leaders are experts in controlling and managing those factors and forces, and act as per the situation to convert their threats into opportunities.

Leaders are optimists by nature.  For them, optimism is their friend and pessimism is their foe. They have the ability to look at things positively. In addition, all leaders will not have all strengths, and they have weaknesses too like any other human beings.  But they understand their strengths and weaknesses, and know how to work on their weaknesses and correct themselves.  They know how to convert their weaknesses into strengths. They know how to delegate their weaknesses to their subordinates, and get the things done.  They know how to build confidence among their people.  They know how to build their teams based on the strengths and weaknesses of the members to leverage their strengths and minimize their weaknesses.

All human beings have both positive and negative energies.  People often think that all leaders have positive energies completely. The fact is that leaders channel their negative energies positively and leverage for the benefit of others. Hence, learn to look at the door that is opened rather than the one that is closed. Here is a sage advice from Winston Churchill: “The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

"Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose."- Dr. Wayne Dyer

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