In a leadership summit we facilitated last week, a Chinese speaking bright strategist and a highly competent executive from Taiwan reminded us that in Chinese, the written character that speaks of danger and risk also contains the character of opportunity. We were all reminded by his observation that when life dishes out lemons you are there to make the best lemonade in town. Here is a little addition:
Lemons = tough challenges (which contain opportunities).
Water & Sugar = your relationships – family, friends, clients, peers, team, community, support network… (In tough times, your relationships are everything.)
Squeezer = your creativity, innovation, gumption, resilience, courage and sense of humor.
How is your Lemonade?
© Aviv Shahar