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Adversity Can Spark Exemplary Performance

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Are you having a bad day? Here are few historical examples to provide some relief .

       In the Civil War, Confederate General John Hood lost a leg and part of an arm.  But he could still perform. After the war, General Hood went on to father 11 children in 10 years—including three sets of twins.

           With adversity comes Power.

        For example in the early 1900s, golfers noticed that their golf balls flew farther when they were nicked or cut. In 1908, the Spaulding company started manufacturing golf balls with dimples.

  With adversity
Comes Durability.

         Forest rangers tells us that the sturdiest trees are found at the timberline where the storms strike with the most fury. See previous Leadership Mint on adversity enhancing durability. Continue reading