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Difficulty to Opportunity

As many of you know, I had a great career with GTE from 1969 to 1999. I graduated and was promoted to Project Coordinator, Senior Engineer, and Engineering and Construction Manager. Downsizing caught me during my last couple of years, and I was demoted to Special Projects Engineer.


I was crushed that I ended my career with declining responsibilities even though my salary was not affected. I got a great deal and didn't recognize it at first. 


This enabled me to return to school and complete a Marriage and Family Therapy degree.


For the past 25 years, I have had the opportunity to meet the finest people who are looking for a better life. What a privilege to walk along with them as they experience breakthroughs.


"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein


These words encapsulate a profound truth about the nature of challenges and adversities. I will inevitably encounter more obstacles, setbacks, and moments of difficulty. Yet, hidden within these trying circumstances are often the seeds of opportunity waiting to be discovered and nurtured.


When faced with difficulties, feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or even defeated is natural. However, during these challenging times, I can grow, learn, and transform myself and my situations. Adversity reveals my inner strength, resilience, and creativity, pushing me to think outside the box and tap into resources I may not have known I possessed.


Difficult times can be catalysts for profound personal growth and self-discovery. 


Navigating through difficulties can lead to unexpected paths and outcomes that I may never have considered otherwise, like going from an engineering profession to counseling. It's like finding a hidden door amid a maze - what initially seemed like an insurmountable obstacle becomes a doorway to new possibilities and opportunities for growth and fulfillment.


How about you? Can you see opportunities within your difficulties?


Watch for the blind spots.



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Feb 29

So much easier to see the opportunities within the disappointments after the fact, but it is so true!

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