As Dr. Jim Loehr writes so eloquently, we are constantly telling a story about ourselves, to ourselves.
Great CEOs make sure these are good stories.
Each challenge met by you and your team is an opportunity to add to that story. Stories of success are valuable. They can help you and your team put current challenges in perspective. They can remind you of strengths and capabilities that could be used again.
(David Goggins uses the idea of a “cookie jar” of positive memories to reach for.)
Help your team add to and remember their success stories (the big ones and the little ones). It will help make today’s challenges much more approachable.