The Gift of Resiliancy

aboutmichele confidence 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?