“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British prime minister during WWII
If you’ve ever experienced organizational change – and most people have, you will certainly be faced with situations that could be perceived as either an opportunity or a difficulty. I find I am frequently faced with ‘difficult opportunities’ as a lead or help leaders lead organizational change.
What you need to know: difficulties and opportunities will both exist. Thinking that no difficulties will arise will only set yourself up for failure and disappointment. Some days will simply be bombs – it will seem as if all of the momentum or traction you have gained has blown up in your face.
Just don’ t give up. Tomorrow – or your next meeting – is a chance to try again to see the opportunity in every difficulty. And, you’ll see the change momentum you’ve created is still really there.
Have a good day.