Management & Leadership: How Extremely Successful People Turn Obstacles Into Assets
At Forbes, we aren’t big on clichÃ©s like "every time God closes a door he opens a window,â€ or "there are no problems, only opportunities.â€
People who succeed at work and in life believe and act as if "everything is a gift.â€ Well, maybe not every single thing imaginable. But assuming that everything is a gift is a good way of looking at the problems and surprises you’ll encounter in any endeavor, such as getting a new venture off the ground, obtaining buy-in with your boss, or launching a new product line in an ultra-competitive market.
Why take this seemingly Pollyannaish approach? There are three key reasons.