Justifiably there is great deal of talk about resilience today. And most of the talk is about corporate resilience, but what seems to get forgotten is that corporate resilience is dependent on the resilience of the men and women of whom the corporation is composed.
In other words the basis, the foundation, of the corporate resilience, is based on the personal resilience of those men and women.
Resilience is a skill. It is the ability to withstand, endure, stay with, and complete a task or job. It can also mean putting up with something that you don’t like, while you scheme and plan, and think about a way to turn it into something that you will like, or even just dislike less.
That’s what resilience is about. True resilience is in the frame of mind that allows you think of a way to solve a problem. The mind, in other words, is focused on a solution.
That is key.
So long as the mind is focused on a solution, it keeps se arching. It doesn’t even have to know how to achieve it, it just needs to believe that the problem is capable of being solved.
That is the belief on which resilience builds its ability to endure, to seek, and to emerge.
Resilience is an affect. It is a state in which we function. What is vital is to understand is that it is this belief that allows resilience to exist. This belief works both ways; for and against.
The all-important belief is the foundation of resilience.
Without that belief, the most heroic of decisions, the most fervent of actions, the most detailed of plans, are deprived of their basic sustenance.
What is your intention? For yourself? For your life? For your business? For those near and dear to you? For what makes your life worthwhile? Is that intention believable?
Get paper, pen, and 15 to 20 minutes of quiet undisturbed solitude. Ask yourself that question. Do the same tomorrow. And the day after. And for all the tomorrow’s that you care to, ask that question.