"We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves."
October 20, 2015
I don't normally flip through the local paper, The Detroit Free Press, but happily I did so on this particular day as I found a really good little article called "What Would MacGyver Do?" It was from an old paper lying around (March 23rd, 2014) and only the quickly aging would today know who Angus MacGyver was. But it may be that the principles below are even more useful today than in yesteryear.
Entrepreneurs today are being delivered more obstacles and setback than ever before. The difference between those who flourish and those who wilt is raw, gritty determination. The phrase, "What would MacGyver do?" serves as a guidepost for decision making. The next time you're facing an overwhelming obstacle, MacGyver it:
- Each of us has the ability to inject the same creative problem solving into our lives as MacGyver.
- Instead of panicking, figure out how to use the resources at hand.
- Worry less about what you don't have, and focus on the tools you do have.
- Lack of resources often leads to fresh, powerful solutions.