Most of the time, we define crucible experiences as setbacks and failures. But can success be its own crucible? Dean Niewolny didn’t think so as he climbed the corporate ladder in his financial-services career.
Jason Hardrath has spent his fair share of time in what he calls “the pain cave.” That’s where he developed the skills and perseverance to compete as an elite triathlete – and also where he found himself when a rollover accident that ejected him from the car left his body broken, ending his dream of winning an IRONMAN title.
How could viewing your crucible not as something that happened to you, but something that happened for you, change the way you chart a course for moving beyond it?
It’s taken Warwick Fairfax more than 30 years to write his book, CRUCIBLE LEADERSHIP: EMBRACE YOUR TRIALS TO LEAD A LIFE OF SIGNIFICANCE, and have it published.
The experiences and travails during my days at John Fairfax Ltd. have affected me in many ways. They have affected my view of myself, my view of vision, and my understanding of what it takes to make vision a reality. They have also affected how I help others.