I have always enjoyed pursuing challenges that seem daunting to others; an opportunity to make an impact and lay down an example for others to follow. In one of my professional assignments, we were asked to travel to Pakistan to facilitate client discussions for an important upcoming project. A hostile political situation notwithstanding, business was faced with the huge challenge in motivating employees to undertake the business trip. Security concerns and personal prejudices took precedence on professional prospects and business opportunities. Realizing this as an opportunity to be counted upon, I raised my hand and expressed my desire to undertake the trip. I was sure that my willingness would certainly create a positive stir among the rest of the team. But what really clinched the deal was how we empowered and motivated the rest of the team on their indispensability for the project. The next few weeks witnessed intense discussions where my teammates would eagerly discuss their roles and how they felt they could really be part of something special. Such was the energy in the team that we even agreed to complete the project in 4 months while the usual timelines ranged from 10-12 months! The project was a success and I was personally congratulated by our regional vice-president. I consider it to be among my finest achievements where I lead by example and everybody found my enthusiasm and dedication both motivating and inspiring.