Mar 20, 2012 / by Alisa Hafen / No Comments

Have you ever been in the middle of doing something important, and it went so wrong that you just knew the outcome would be dreadful?

Not too long ago, I was on a stage giving a speech and the public address system quit.  I was given a choice – I could either blame the techs for not making sure it worked properly or I could make the best out of the situation.

I chose to wheel off of the stage with a little help from my friends!

I was able to move back and forth in between the tables, speak a little louder, and deliver my message.

I make this next statement with all sincerity and modesty:  “The crowd actually loved it.”

I felt great in the fact that I had overcome adversity.  I was resilient and ultimately, created the result I wanted, in spite of the challenging circumstances.

I believe you get more creating power if you choose the results you want.  This will empower you, energize you.

You will also have a clearer sense of direction, committed to its result.  You will learn from your mistakes.

Don’t focus on the adversity or why it happened or who to blame; rather focus on the opportunity presented and the result you want.

“If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.”

John Heywood