Why You Should Welcome Problems

by Michael Hyatt  
January 28,
 2013
Previous Articles
  
Several years ago, I was having a really rough day at the office. It seemed everything that could go wrong was going wrong--at the worst possible time.

 
Do You Like this Article? Then Like Us on Facebook.

 

One of my biggest authors was threatening to leave. I had a major position I couldn't seem to fill, despite numerous interviews. And, several of our customers were upset over what I had thought was a minor policy change.

When will it ever end, I thought.

About that time, Mark Schoenwald, now the CEO of Thomas Nelson, but then our Chief Sales Officer, sent me a wonderful quote from Max Lucado's book, Great Day Every Day.

Citing management consultant Robert Updegraff, Max wrote:

You ought to be glad for the troubles on your job because they provide about half your income. If it were not for the things that go wrong, the difficult people with whom you deal, and the problems of your working day, someone could be found to handle your job for half of what you are being paid.

So start looking for more troubles. Learn to handle them cheerfully and with good judgment, as opportunities rather than irritations, and you will find yourself getting ahead at a surprising rate. For there are plenty of big jobs waiting for people who are not afraid of troubles.

Mark had no idea what kind of day I was having when he sent this, but his e-mail could not have been more timely.


BIO & CONTACT INFO FOR MICHAEL HYATT 

Facebook: Michael Hyatt 

GET MICHAEL HYATT'S BOOK

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World 

Michael Hyatt, one of the top business bloggers in the world, provides down-to-earth guidance for building and expanding a powerful platform.

Order Now on Amazon or Amazon Kindle 
E-books Available from BCNN1
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
COMMENTS
blog comments powered by Disqus