The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Nelson Mandela
I often define business success as the ability to navigate your own boat in both rough and calm seas. Much of this ability stems from being able to handle crashing waves so powerful they will knock you down. Resilience is the ability to get back up and continue on your journey.
In business, every day can feel like stormy seas. Sometimes we lurch through the day feeling battered and bruised. Yet this is the nature of business. It is part of the seascape – from cranky customers to bitter bosses to flailing finances.
To succeed in business, you need to be able to weather these storms. You need to be resilient.
Here are four ways you can become more resilient to waves – especially in seas of change:
· Continue to build self-confidence. Believe in yourself and your skills.
· Nurture a network of social support. Gather together colleagues and friends who are ready to help you back up when you fall.
· Become flexible. Learning to adapt to change makes you more resilient.
· Remind yourself of your purpose. Use it as the foundation to keep you standing.
Most importantly, believe in yourself and take care of yourself. Embodying a sense of strength and determination will make you more resilient to crashing waves. Resilience is an essential skill for business success.
Resilience is knowing that you are the only one who has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up. -- Mary Holloway