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    December 13th, 2011

    ♬  Take this silver lining
    Keep it in your own sweet head
    Shine it when the night is burning red
    Shine it in the twilight
    Shine it on the cold cold ground
    Shine it till these walls come
    Tumbling down…♬

    Lyrics, music and recorded by David Gray.

    Whiskey Jack

    Whiskey Jack

    This is another “Leadership Moments” guest post by Beth Flynn of the Ohio Leadership Center.

    Your own personal history of overcoming obstacles and taking advantage of the lessons learned is one short chapter in a continuing human story.  Nurture your life’s story with pride.  As an optimist, you, too, can persevere in reframing difficulties and obstacles into new opportunities by taking advantage of Norman Vincent Peale’s advice: “Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities – always see them, for they’re always there.”

    Don’t run from hardships; face them!  Cultivate positive beliefs and thoughts about what you are capable of doing.  Nurture an expectation of success in overcoming what life throws in your path – through good thinking and applied effort.  Even in the tough times, look for silver linings (Paulson, p.100).

    From: Paulson, T. L. (2010).  The optimism advantage: 50 truths to transform your attitudes and actions into results.  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

    The Optimism Advantage is available from the OSU Leadership Center.  Click here to borrow this resource or any other resource. Once you are on their website, click on the Spectrum http://leadershipcenter.osu.edu

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    Thanks Beth for another great leadership post on how we can change our perspectives, look up and see the possibilities!

    This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 10:03 am and is filed under Change Management, Issues facing Law Firms, Leadership and Strategic Planning, personal focus and renewal, Trends. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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