Note about this week’s author: I am sharing the words of Dean Waggenspack, Career and Life Coach with New Horizon Coaching, this week. Dean is a valued member of DML’s Job Seekers team. He has great thoughts to share on resilience (an important trait for job seekers AND entrepreneurs) below. You can visit Dean’s full website here.
Resilience – “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness”. 3/27/17
Resilience is that quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes. Psychologists have identified some of the factors that make someone resilient, among them a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to regulate emotions, and the ability to see failure as a form of helpful feedback. Even after misfortune, resilient people are blessed with such an outlook that they are able to change course and soldier on.
“Success hardly ever comes overnight – it comes from having the resilience to pull yourself up, reboot your resolve, turn failure into opportunity, and give it another go.” Richard Branson
We all can become more resilient. Read on to find out how…