One’s ability to put things in to context, even in the most adverse of times, is the mindset of elite leaders.

In the heat of battle and even a humiliating defeat, analyzing the situation without hyperbole, is even more important. Anyone can be a generous winner but trying to manage your emotions and being graceful in defeat or adversity is a hard task.

My thought of the week is to think about how these upsets should be viewed as nothing more than a small mark in the arc of your life and overall achievements. I call this footnote thinking. The challenge is to quickly put your situation in to context. Fortify yourself that this will absolutely not define you and that over time will be seen as a footnote in your life. Your challenge is to follow through and make it such with your thoughts and actions. Good luck.



*original posting on LinkedIn

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