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Stage IV: Embracing Adversity

By now you’re nearly halfway through a long and most likely arduous effort, but the big wins are starting to come. Stage IV represents a swing in attention away from daily behaviors and on to the obstacles that lie in front of you. In stage IV, challenges are not only accepted but also embraced as a means to show your stuff. Setbacks and obstacles should be welcomed because you’re excited to prove that you’re better than you once were. These challenges are a means to test your mettle, build resilience, and get even stronger. This is an exhilarating stage, where confidence is beginning to beam and the proof that change is occurring is in the team’s efforts to accept and overcome new challenges.

Almost all teams will ...

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