When you are experiencing uncomfortable circumstances you can choose your disposition about your position. You can either say you are going through something or you can say you are growing through something.
The Tough CEO . . . or (“Don’t Assume You Know Everything”)
To be certain that your primary exercise does not consist of “Jumping to Conclusions,” remember the story of The Tough CEO.
A large company, feeling it was time for a shakeup, hired a new CEO. This new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers. On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning on a wall. The room was full of workers and he wanted to let them know that he meant business!
The new CEO walked up to the guy leaning against the wall and asked, "How much money do you make a week?"
A little surprised, the young fellow looked at him and replied, "I make $300.00 a week. Why?"
The CEO then handed the guy $1,200 in cash and screamed, "Here's four weeks' pay, now GET OUT and don't come back."
Feeling pretty good about himself, the CEO looked around the room and asked, "Does anyone want to tell me what that goof-off did here?"