Can you tell I’m excited about this weekend’s “The Dark Knight Rises” premiere? Even after Monday’s post on how some of my favorite Batman quotes have led me to success with Single Grain, I’ve still got a few reflections on how the life of the series’ main character, Bruce Wayne, can teach us even more about business…
Lesson #1 – Don’t let past circumstances dictate your future
It’s hard to think of a worse start in life than to experience the horrifying death of your parents in the way that Bruce Wayne did. But while he would have been entirely justified in sitting on his laurels the rest of his life – complaining what a bad deck of cards he’d been dealt – Bruce Wayne transformed his sorrow into a commitment to making Gotham City a better place for future generations.
Too many of us hold on to past injustices and allow these experiences to keep us trapped in the past. Unfortunately, this serves no one – not you (though it can feel cathartic to complain) and not the people that could benefit from your un-taken actions. Instead, it’s much better to use negative experiences in the past to be the change you wish to see in the future. Continue reading 11 Business Lessons from Bruce Wayne