Resiliency is a word quite often thrown around today. “We’re going to be resilient.” “We are resilient.” “Tomorrow we will need to be resilient.” Trent’s leadership training for employees explains why we have to throw out those maxims.
Resiliency isn’t something you plan for. You don’t go into the office and say, “Today I’m going to work on the budget, answer some emails and I’m going to be resilient.” It doesn’t work that way.
Resiliency is a reflex. It is something thrust upon us. It’s a visceral reaction to the events around us. We don’t plan to be resilient; circumstances make us resilient.
My keynote titled “Resiliency is a Reflex” dives into the resilient mindset. People with this trait have three common attributes:
- They accept their circumstances as they exist
- They have a strong belief in their purpose
- They create uncanny ways to overcome obstacles