The Carrot, Egg and Coffee Bean
A carrot, egg and coffee bean were each placed in boiling hot water. The carrot went from being firm and hard to soft and limp.
The egg became hard.
The coffee bean flavored the water and transformed the water from water to coffee.
Life is the same way. If we are hard and firm and face some type of adversity, like the carrot, we can become soft and limp.
Conversely, if we are hard on the outside, but soft on the inside– adversity can make us become just hard and firm.
The coffee bean took the adversity and “made the best of it” by flavoring the water and improving the water’s taste.
In business, we often times are faced with adversity. Business adversity is just like the hot water. It is how we react and deal with the adversity that makes the difference! The past 4 years have been tough, however, business conditions appear to be improving. Now is the time to think about how you have handled adversity during these past four years.
Ideally, you have done the best you can and not been struck by all of the adversity that the world has encountered.
Think about how you have handled adversity– then think about the carrot, egg and coffee bean. Each was transformed by adversity, however, the coffee bean was best able to handle the challenges it faced.
If your business is facing adversity, let our consultants help you address that adversity. We can identify what needs to be done to get you back on the path of forward progress.