#BeAdaptable #Snoopy #CharlieBrown #Peanuts
Snoopy, Charlie Brown’s dog, had many alter egos.
He was, at times, the Easter Beagle, Joe Cool, World War I Flying Ace or Joe Grunge.
Being adaptable is just one of the leadership lessons in the book,”You’re A Leader, Charlie Brown,” which puts Charles Schulz’s words into lessons, with the help of Carla Curtsinger and Brian Tracy.
Other leadership qualities the book touts are perseverance, presence, communication, listening, inspiration, teamwork, loyalty, acceptance, and celebration.
All these attributes are important, and were displayed by the various characters in the Peanuts gang. Fans of the comic strip can undoubtedly match the trait with a character.
Adaptability is perhaps a key attribute in today’s world. Have you, or anyone you know, been hired for a specific job, and, sometime into the tenure, have seen that job change – perhaps multiple times?
Just when you get comfortable being pigeon-holed into a role, it changes. With companies, in today’s world, that undoubtedly happens often.
Sometimes, the result of rapid change means someone, perhaps you, loses a job.
When change comes, you have a choice. You can complain about what has happened to you, and long for the good old days (weren’t you just complaining about those days yesterday?). Or, you can adapt.
Adapting, mind you, is more than just living with what is. It is quickly buying in – even embracing – the new circumstance. Those that do can consider themselves leaders.
Those leaders find new ways to do things. They figure out not just how to make the best of – even thrive in – a situation different from what they were used to. They learn how to make themselves, and their company, successful.
Many of you are probably now, or have recently, undergone a change in your situation, be it professional or personal. How have you dealt with that? Does your adaptation make you proud of yourself? Did what you thought would be a bad outcome turn out well? Did you make it turn out well?
Adaptability is one thing that we all must learn, because, seemingly with each passing day, something is thrown at us that we didn’t expect. Consider residents of the Southeast U.S. and Texas, dealing with recent hurricanes, for the ultimate lessons in adaptability.
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You don’t have to have multiple personalities, or multiple identities, like Snoopy, to adapt to change.
But it is up to you to make the new situation the best it can be. It may not always be easy, and it may require different adjustments with each change, but you can’t expect others to make the adjustments for you.
With flexibility comes success. If your situation is good now, and you don’t believe it will ever change, presume that it will. You may not know when, or see the change coming, but today’s world demands change and flexibility.
We are all creative. When change comes, it will be up to us how we adjust, lest we be punished for not adjusting.


#dreamers #focus #BrianTracy
We are living in the greatest time in all of human history.
That’s how Brian Tracy, author of “Eat That Frog,” starts his other book, “Bulls-Eye: The Power of Focus.”
The phrase may give one pause, especially in light of fighting in the Middle East, an economy still unkind to many and the many signs of hatred rearing their ugly heads.
Tracy also says, “there is no reason for you not to be earning twice as much as you are today, or even five times as much.” It’s all about clarity, focus and concentration, he adds.
Some may wonder what Tracy has been smoking. After all, the trend in wages is stagnant, or heading downward. Some people had good jobs six or seven years ago, that are now gone. Some are working part time when they want to work full time.
But Tracy says if you are clear about what you want, you focus on your most important goals and activities and concentrate single-mindedly until you have completed your tasks and achieved your goals, there’s no stopping what you can do.
Certainly, as Tracy points out, those who succeed by and large work harder than most, stay committed to what they want to achieve and put most other things aside. But here’s the thing: most of those successful people started out with no special skills or talents. They learned necessary new skills and didn’t give up when others might have.
In short, these folks were no different from anyone else at the beginning.
The next logical step: anyone can be one of those successful people.
Some are dreamers. Your parents may have criticized people they believed were dreamers, equating them with, say, drifters. But really successful people have big dreams, and are confident enough in themselves to do what they need to do to realize those dreams.
Others, as Tracy points out, are merely wishers. They wish they had more money, better looks, more power, but don’t have the wherewithal inside them to go after it.
Wishers give up when the going gets tough. Usually, they follow with blaming someone else, or circumstances, for their lack of success.
Wishers bail on their dreams when others tell them they’ll never accomplish them.
Dreamers keep at their dreams, because those dreams are more powerful than anyone’s opinion of them.
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It’s been said that there are those who watch things happen, those who make things happen and others who wonder what happened. When things happen, make other things happen that will get you back on track toward your dream.
As Tracy points out, one can start out with nothing. Dreamers will get what they want eventually by learning the skills they need. Wishers will give up along the way, complain of their fate and make fun of the dreamers. Dreamers never quit.