was one of the earliest influence of my adolescent. It was part of a song titled 'Salvation' by Luba. Sweet memories of when I got to watch her live performance at Ontario Place. Ever since, I sought to look for the opportunities behind the challenges that life threw at me. We all will probably agree and some would have had positively experienced the proverb:
"behind every problem, lies an opportunity" - anonymous.
"behind every opportunity, lies a problem"
The "problem" will more accurately be understood in terms of 'cost' and it may take the varying forms, like financial cost, envy from others, complacency, effort, time, denying others of success, etc...
This is something we don't normally consider. For every win or accomplishment we've made, what's the actual cost to me and to the world we live in? If we search hard enough, we'll find it. And this may be the very reason for the current state of our economy, environment and society.
The next time we're going in for the kill and while we're building our success, remember to consider and understand the consequences of our own success.
Monday, Oct 12 2009