As its already the end of January, you may have been back at work for at least a week or two already and the Christmas/New Year break might feel like it was a while ago, but I thought I'd share a little 'reinforcing' lesson I learnt during my holiday.
As most of you know, my partner and I are keen boaties.
As we hadn’t been out on our boat since June we were very excited to leave on Boxing Day.
However, the best laid plans were quickly interrupted when we discovered on our first night away, that we had no lights, no fridge, no anchor and no VHF radio.
Even though we both felt hugely frustrated, we didn't get upset and instead we said, 'That’s life. Let’s go home, let’s sort out the problem and let’s try again.'
Obviously flat batteries at the start of a holiday isn’t the worst problem in the world, but it’s an example of how life can throw us a curveball when we least expect it.
Regardless of the plans you’ve made, sometimes bad or unfortunate events will happen. The trick is how you deal with those events.
We all know this, but sometimes a little reminder doesn't hurt, and so I'm passing my learnt business lesson on to you: When you encounter an unexpected challenge, you have the choice to stay positive and understand that a setback is simply a test in the process of the kind of person you are and where your business is headed.
Happy New Year!