Thomas Paine said, “I love the man that can smile in trouble, than can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.” Adversity comes to everyone and when it does a method of dealing with it. As a leader you are not exempt. In fact, you may have more troubles. But I like Paine’s reflection and attitude. What can cause a person to smile in trouble? How can one gather strength in distress? I think the answer, in part, is found in the last part of the quote; through brave reflection. When you reflect on your blessings more than your troubles, and when you draw strength from faith and friends, you can endure the storms. Never underestimate the power of a positive faith and attitude.
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