Resilience is a popular attribute in business literature. It is a trait that should be cultivated in each of us to develop our mental tenacity to govern our behavior. It reflects our stamina and stability and the survival instinct within us. We should be fortified by framing a mindset to resist tough times. We are not saying that we will be challenge proof, but challenge resistant, enabling us to bounce in the presence of hard times and hard surfaces.
When we watch the evening news, we are bombarded with stories of violence and other forms of despair and negative images. They can be depressing to the extent of disconnecting our ability to see hope in these dire circumstances. Invariably, there is a human-interest story which represents triumph of the human spirit, kindness and generosity and our ability as humans to bounce back and rise above our situations. Searching for these human-interest stories on the nightly news will reveal heartwarming examples of resilience
This trait of resilience is what enables us to have that bounce back ability in the face of adversity. Look for instances around you where you can draw from the resilience of others and activate resilience within you.