Digging yourself out of a hole

An important thing to do, and one that requires quite a bit of emotional labor. When faced with setbacks and challenges, the natural reaction is to cower, turn away, and seek refuge in the shadows.

The best reaction is to lean into the pain, go on the offensive, and take steps to prevent the setbacks in the first place. Momentum certainly plays a role in the equation, and everyone has a point at which they’d wave a white flag.

So don’t be like everyone.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.