Working Wounded: Business's Blind Spot

You've undoubtedly guessed that the person who is "disappointed by the pace of success" is President Bush. And in the same way that we can learn lessons by figures in history who persevered by reacting to change, the current president offers another useful example.

Everyone in business needs to use this opportunity to temper optimism with a healthy dose of reality -- if your plan for success is not working, figure out why, and adjust. That's the only way any of us will ultimately get to live the dream.

Quote of the Week

"The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it." -- Anonymous

Book Excerpt of the Week

From: "The Tao of Power" by R.L. Wing (Dolphin, 1986)

"The five colors will blind one's eye,

The five tones will deafen one's ear,

The five flavors will jade one's taste.

Racing and hunting will derange one's mind.

Good that are hard to get will obstruct one's way.

Therefore, Evolved Individuals

Regard the center and not the eye.

Hence they discard one and receive the other."

Blog Ballot Results

Here are the results from a recent Working Wounded Blog/ABCNEWS.com online ballot:

How often have people gone out of their way to help you?

   All the time, 32.2 percent

   Once in a while, 32.2 percent

   You're joking, right, 35.4 percent

Bob Rosner is a best-selling author, an internationally syndicated columnist, popular speaker, and a recent addition to the community of bloggers. He welcomes your comments at bob@workingwounded.com.

This work is the opinion of the columnist and in no way reflects the opinion of ABC News.

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