I was inspired to write this article by the song titled “RISER” performed by Dierks Bentley. The basic message of the song is about rising above the challenges of life, the picture that the media and analysts paint of this ‘ain’t it awful’ world and the fearful conversations about the state of our economy on a global level. Actually, now is the perfect time in our transitioning business, political, educational and global environments to set in place a ‘riser’ attitude and commitment.

The lyrics of the song speak about our responsibility to get off the ground when we are disappointed and instead of running and hiding; find our strength and become a fighter. Being a fighter for what we believe in, for our personal and professional dreams and for making each day a chance to change ‘what is’ by never giving up.