Monday, March 1, 2010

Bouncing Back

Being able to bounce back after a difficult time is important in business and in life. Yes, it's hard to do so when faced with yet another rejection, lack of customers or lack of money, but it is possible- and necessary. Writer Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen says that building resiliency and overcoming failure is the biggest predictor of success at work, home and in life in general.

In her blog, See Jane Soar, she gives five tips for building resilience:
  1. Rebuild yourself. Failure isn't a fatal flaw that renders you helpless and unhappy. It's not a permanent condition. It doesn't make you less worthy, less intelligent or less capable. Failure isn't who you are. It's simply an event. How you cope with it- not the failure itself- is what determines your future as a successful [individual]. To build resiliency, accept that you'll often be rebuilding your self, your business, your life.
  2. Stop and think. Figure out exactly what caused the failure: Did the location of your business lead to bankruptcy? Were you fired because you weren't focused? Be honest and specific. To build resiliency, accept your mistakes and take responsibility.
Check out the rest of the tips: 5 Ways to Build Resiliency- JK Rowling. Feel free to share any tips you have for bouncing back.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the pep talk. I needed that one.



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