Resilience= Commitment, Control and Challenge

                                       When I think of being resilient at work during change and challenging times I cannot help but thing about our heroic American Soldiers that fight for our freedom each day.  The definition of resilient is; (1) marked by the ability to recover readily, (2) capable of returning to an original shape or position after being compressed.  These soldiers have to live on auto-pilot ready to face the unknown each day when in battle.  They need to have all of the qualities of resilience at work like being flexible, tough, durable, strong and quick to recover just to do it again tomorrow.  Those who are resilient during tough times in their job life usually are successful in whatever they do.  They have learned the three C’s to being successful and coming out on the up side of disaster, devastation or derailing in the workplace.  These are commitment, control and challenge.  The wonderful thing is being resilient is not an inherent trait, it can be learned.  Take the time it will change your life.


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