"What a lucky bad break. I just got turned down for partner."
His great expectations of becoming a U.S. Senator turned to great disappointment when the scandal broke out about then-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's attempt to sell that seat vacated by Barack Obama. That's the way his mother Jacqueline Jackson explains the descent of Jesse Jackson, Jr. into emotional quicksand, reports CBS Chicago.
No surprise, the emerging meme of this second decade of the 21st century is resilience. In a funny way, Tufts psychiatrist Nassir Ghaemi could become the evangelist for the ability to transform raw adversity into the platform for enhanced performance. In his book "First-Rate Madness," Ghaemi singles out the troubles the emotionally challenged like Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill encountered and transcended as what helped make them the right leaders at the right time.
Name any category in professional services, especially related to the legal sector, which isn't on a roller coaster of great expectations dashed by great letdowns. Guess law students, associates, and partners should consider themselves blessed that the times are so troubled for them. Many performance powerhouses are likely to emerge from volatile times.