There’s a vital business asset that almost never gets talked about, because it’s so hard to define. You could call it reserves, staying power, bandwidth – or resilience. Resilience is:
- When your computer crashes, you know who to call to help you recover.
- When your workshop doesn’t fill even though you worked hard to promote it, you focus on the lessons that will help you fill the next one.
- When something just isn’t working, you get twice as interested in how to make it work.
Whether you can define it or not, you can cultivate resilience. And you’ll be glad you did.
The Importance of Being Resilient
Almost everyone who starts their own business will get pushed to their limits, not once but many times. Face it, this stuff is hard. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it.
To a large extent, the ones who succeed will be the ones who are the most resilient – the ones who can go to their limit and find that they still have something more in reserve.
Life’s not fair, and some people have been given a stronger constitution than others. But as always, the more interesting part is the part that is in your control. What are you doing to build your resilience today?