“Our struggles are the short term lessons we learn to achieve long term success.” Simon Sinek
In 2009 Sinek gave a TED talk titled, “How Great Leaders Inspire Action.” In Jan of this year it was number three on the list of the twenty most popular TED talks of all time. A month later he released a book, “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action,” which topped the best sellers list for corporate America two years later. Sounds like he has learned from his own struggles! I have talked before about challenges and let’s face it, we would all rather go through life without the challenges or struggles. Often they pop up at the most inconvenient times.
What if these times that can have more than one facet of problems and frustrations attached to them, brought our biggest learning? What if these moments are exactly what we need to transform and grow beyond what we currently are? What if others could see the leader in us because we were able to overcome the obstacles. This could be the inspiration they need to take action in their own lives and overcome their own challenges.! Like Sinet, it could be the inspiration for others that is the greatest pathway to our successes. Those short term struggles could be the exact experiences you need to go through in order to learn and grow so you can achieve great success.
Enjoy those short term struggles!