Endurance is never needed when life is good. We need endurance during the times when life does not deliver up to our expectations.
During those difficult times, we experience a range of emotions and thoughts. The initial mindset moves us to consider how we can abandon ship. We begin to think that if we could just quit, somehow everything would return to normal or get better. However, you and I both know it does not work that way.
Although the author is unknown, an interesting thought was expressed in the following statement, “The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson. Don’t give up in the middle!”
The idea is really simple: endure. When leadership experiences those moments of trial and difficulty, hang on and do not give up. Think about the adage, “If God brings us to it, He will see us through it.”
Never lose sight of that middle section. In the future, we will apply the lessons learned in the past, but between the past and future is where we need to endure.