How to Overcome a Standstill

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When the pressure on your independence feels intense; when your balance is being tested; when faced with sore points of contention — people will pressure you to make a decision.

Don’t.  Hold back. Get clear before you act.

Patience, in the highest sense, means putting brakes on strength.                     – Chinese parable


I bought the latest computer;

It came completely loaded.

It was guaranteed for 90 days;

But in 30 was outmoded. – Bill Ihlenfeldt in The Wall Street Journal


Steve Jobs said, “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.”

If you are in leadership, please don’t give up on your goal.  While you are holding back, remain strong in resolve.  Steadiness of purpose will overcome the standstill.

Steve Jobs also said, “…the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Shar McBee, author of “To Lead is to Serve


2 thoughts on “How to Overcome a Standstill”

  1. Thank Shar for this tip. Patience is always a good medication when we feel tense. I mostly experience this a work when a supervisor or manager pressure me to do my work in a limited time. It help me get a great result.
    I always enjoy reading your tips. It is help me not only in my professional world, but also in my everyday relationship with friend, peers and so on.

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