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How Successful Engineers Become Great Business Leaders by Paul Rulkens

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CHAPTER 4

Overcoming Obstacles

How can you use your unique engineering strengths to anticipate and overcome obstacles on the way to achieving your goals?

Why Overcoming Obstacles Matters

Many great initiatives and big ambitions start with gusto but fade away somewhere along the road to success. Most of us are familiar with new year’s resolutions. The start of a new year inspires many to think of and define new initiatives, set new goals, and make bold promises: This time it’s going to be different. Most of us are also familiar with what comes next: Somehow we lose momentum, dilute our focus, and quietly give up. At the start of the following year, we will dust up our old ambitions and simply start anew.

This recurring story is not limited to ...

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