“Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.” –Sumner Redstone
Don’t we love to entertain the idea that “success” comes from an already-existing past history, way of being, or tendency toward success?
It’s easy to delude ourselves that success is associated with some silver-spooned pre-inclination or track-record of “things just working out.” Or, if one is entertaining success from humble beginnings, then it’s driven by a need to “overcome”, that is going to “make things work out.”
Either way, we don’t always consider the muck, the mistakes, the roadblocks, ratholes and reroutes as necessary milestones on the road to success. Those often show up as bad, held negatively, and are assumed to be enemies to battle or imprison.
But how does one develop a muscle if there is no gym? If there’s no resistance to encounter, what causes the Star tissue (vs. scar tissue) to develop?
Just what if “problems” are our really our fitness advisors? What if delays are divine messengers for our dream’s development?
Do we stop, get mad, get even…or do we enjoy and embrace the resistance?
“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” –Kurt Vonnegut
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.