The Gift of Resiliancy
Jul 05, 2018
Some call it Grit. I call it Resiliency. It’s the ability to bounce back and I think one of the most valuable qualities anyone can own. It comes from experience. You can’t fake it.
My resiliency comes from 3 experiences in my life:
- Moving 2500km from home at 18 to go to university. I knew no one and had no idea how I was going to get my 2 suitcases and 1 cargo trunk to my dorm room when I arrived. I figured it out.
- My Dad’s passing when I was 24. He was teaching me about business and success. I wasn’t finished learning from him. I found I had learned more than enough.
- 100%-commission work. Selling a product, an opportunity and piece of mind taught me to see other’s needs and match my solution to them. I learned to not dwell on a “no” because a “yes” would be right behind it.
Each of these has taught me exactly what I need to know to be a leader to others at this moment in my life. They weren’t “easy” at the time but I am grateful for them since they’ve brought me here.
What experiences have given you resiliency? How have they shaped your confidence and success as you look back?