There’s an age-old story about two shoe salesmen sent to Africa in the early 1900’s to assess the potential of the market.
Each wired separate telegrams back to their boss.
One says, “Situation hopeless. They don’t wear shoes!”
The other says, “Outstanding opportunity. They don’t wear shoes!”
Shawn Achor, in his brilliant book The Happiness Advantage, noted that numerous studies have proven that all of us actually can develop the ability to turn adversity into opportunity. He calls it “finding the path up.”
Will you be hopeless in 2015? Or will you develop the ability to find the path up?
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