â€œEverything will be all right in the end. If itâ€™s not all right, then itâ€™s not the end.â€ Unknown
For me this quote is a gentle reminder of building resiliency. Resiliency and character is built through tough time and adversities.
Resilience draws from strength of character, from a core set of values that motivates you to make efforts to achieve your vision. It helps you to overcome setbacks and bounce back on the path of success. You need to be self-aware, have self-control and acknowledge there is a set back and be willing to persist.
In an organizational capacity, resilience is the ability to pick yourself up despite the hurdles because you are responsible for others and see yourself as a support to others.
In several organizations and in the political arena of many countries, you hear statements like the growth will be maintained amidst numbers consistently proving otherwise. You continue to hear positive futuristic statements and that it is â€œbusiness as usualâ€. However, reality is that no effort is being made to review, examine, critique and change the path to achieve the goals or work towards promoting the economy of the country or the growth of the Company. The internal structures and policies of some companies are designed to stagnate the growth and development. The propellers of change are the biggest hurdles to the very change they claim to want.
Resilience is not about:
â†’Denial of reality
â†’Creating a culture resisting change and questioning the archaic methods and beliefs
â†’Continuing to hope things will change for better without making any effort to rectify the means
â†’Crumbling under the pressure of challenges along the way
â†’Being blindsided by competition, mishaps along the way and giving up
â†’Putting out fires
â†’Complacency, arrogance, greed or narcissism.
â€œWhen things fall apart and weâ€™re on the verge of we know not what, the test of each of us is to stay on that brink and not concretize.â€ Pema Chodron
Resilience is manifested in actions towards achieving the goal, re-examining, renewing, unlearning and re-learning.
Leaders are resilient in the way they bounce back from setbacks. Disruptions and pitfalls happens to the best of us. Resilience is finding the courage to bounce back and figure out how to achieve your purpose.
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