How resilient are you? How well do you respond to the setbacks in life?
I was listening to Sheryl Sandberg on Facebook talk about returning from a tragic loss she experienced. Her husband died of a heart attack while working out on a vacation. She has young children and it has been a challenge to come back from the loss. She has decided to turn the tragedy into something that helps others.
Here is something I have learned about resilience. You don’t muster it when you need it. You develop it to use when called upon.
Sandberg describes resilience as “the speed and strength at which you respond to adversity.”
So, how do you prepare to be resilient?
You can start planning on being resilient today. You can respond to adversity with greater speed and greater strength. You just need to prepare for it.