Conventional wisdom tells us that difficulty is something to be avoided – that it is a setback that leaves you worse off than you would be otherwise. But the reality is those difficulties often set us up for our biggest wins. David was small, with no military equipment or experience. But that “disadvantage” allowed him to outmaneuver the massively prepared Goliath. What if instead of avoiding your difficulty, you looked for how it may be opening the door to your greatest win.
Episode #696 December 27, 2019
Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real-life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable. This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die. Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.
How to frame your difficulties into your greatest assets.
Your story can either be framed by the limitations you have or by your desirable difficulties.
My story can be framed by:
- getting out of bed at 5 am to do farm chores at the age of 5
- rigid and somber home with little laughter
- no help financially from family for college
Were they disadvantages or desirable difficulties?
- I had the opportunity to experience real work
- I become an avid reader with no TV or radio in the home
- we learned how to make good use out of everything
- I valued the education I was paying for
- I value the work ethic and uncompromising integrity I learned
Why you can stop worrying that age is a barrier to finding or forging a new career path.
Who knows what the workplace is going to look like in the next 20 years.
I have no idea what’s next. I’m fully confident that there will be changes in the future, and it may be painful. But I’m confident that on the other side of that there is going to be opportunity.
Where to find opportunities for meaningful work that are perfect for YOU
Why a setback may be setting you up for your greatest achievement
Find out more about the biggest setback in my life and how it led to my greatest achievement so far.
“A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.” Charles De Gaulle