"Traction gives you credibility. Credibility gets you meetings. Meetings are where the magic happens." Paul Singh - Former
While the authors mission is broader in intent, to provide a roadmap for customer-centered innovation, they definitely codify
We all have hills to climb. Those obstacles we neither asked for, nor desired. But they are present and we must engage them
In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.
You may not know where your detour is headed, and the road may be terrifying at times, but that's OK. Part of being a "Detourist" means just showing up and staying open to where the path may lead.
But that's what makes these "survival skills" so great -- they are basic, long-term mindsets that anyone can foster. Which
Sometimes all it takes is a story to let us know we're capable of turning our lives around. Perhaps we just need to get over that hump, or we're craving that tender nudge that pushes us in the right direction, even if it's headed uphill.
Every giggle and snuggle with my daughter is a reward no trophy or medal could compare. I, am a 37-year-old single mom with Parkinson's, kidney stones and tendinitis. I proved what overcoming adversity, determination and strong will can accomplish, slow and steady. Until my next adventure....
There's no other recreational sport quite as exciting, yet humbling, as whitewater rafting. It's one of those activities that takes the non-adventurous person out of their comfort zone from the moment they step into the raft until the moment they pull the boat safely back to the shore.
Some people may wonder, "Why do you race so often? Aren't these obstacle races all the same?" Yes, it is true that most races feature similar obstacles, like the perennial favorites cargo nets, wall climbs, and monkey bars. However, all the races I have ran were unique and different for several reasons.
Uncertainty often makes us hesitant, but when used as motivation, it can produce the most outstanding results. The most successful people I've come across have mental discipline, they harness uncertainty and embrace the possibility of failure. As Mike has shown, a lifetime of success far outweighs temporary discomfort.