Aspiration, success and failure/adversity. Throughout our careers in business, we find ourselves in any one of these three stages.
1.Aspiring to be better or greater.
2.Have achieved a level of success which invariably still won’t quench our thirst for wanting more or failure.
3. Failure. We have tried, we have learnt, but ultimately we have failed.
You may find yourself straddling more than one but never do you find yourself at all three stages.
This process is cyclical. More often than not, one is determined or caused by the other. In unprecedented times such as a market crash, or recession the cause of this may be completely out of our hands.
As you read this, in 2020 we can all agree we are living in unprecedented times where the economic fallout of the pandemic was largely out of our hands.
It has left many businesses at one point on the cycle.
Some may be aspiring to be more and battle their way through the murky waters of a global pandemic.
For others, the pandemic may have brought their businesses to a shuddering halt. Pay cuts, job cuts and in fact any fat that could be cut is cut in times like these will be cut.
There are however, others who will find success. This current downmarket may have brought them the opportunity for growth.
2020 could be seen as a terrible time for business or it could be an opportunity for change and growth.
I will be releasing a series of articles, training tools, ideas and methodologies to help you navigate through the global recession and pandemic. I will help keep your ship on course.
Look at our current global climate as just a part of the cycle.
Consider this then:
Aspiration leads to success (and adversity).
Success creates its own adversity (and hopefully new ambitions).
Adversity leads to aspiration and more success.
As I mentioned at the start, you are always at one point on this cycle. A re-framing of the position you are in suggests that in fact in this current state of adversity this will leads to aspiration, innovation and success. As the saying goes, its better to be at the bottom of the ladder looking up than the top of the ladder looking down.