“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” David Brinkley
Leadership is rewarding, but it can be difficult. We have to be careful not to spend our time focusing on the negative and challenging areas of leadership.
The trick is learning how to turn the negative into a positive; to take the challenging and turn it into success.
Brinkley’s thought is a wonderful piece of advice. The ability to take what comes at us as leaders and using it to lay a foundation for the future is one of the keys to success.
It may not be the easiest approach, but then again, success rarely comes easy.
It may not be the most pleasurable approach, but the outcome is worth the time in the wilderness.
If we can keep our eyes on the end result, then perhaps when the bricks are thrown, the foundation will be strong and stable enough to build the kind of success that will withstand the storms of time.