This characteristic, is unfortunately absent in most people. When you were a child maybe an adult told you, “If at first you don’t succeed, try again.” I guess this didn’t sink in or maybe it was just lost along the way to adulthood. I know many people that simply give up or throw in the towel prematurely after suffering a defeat.
As a leader, you must demonstrate your resiliency by becoming immune to criticism. You know that there are “critics” all around you… literally scrutinizing everything you do. “That’s not the way we usually do it”; “When I was in charge we did it this way“; “That won’t work, we tried that ten years ago.” You get the idea.
Being resilient to criticism will enable you to carry-out your objectives effectively. Don’t listen to the “nay-sayers.” If something you do doesn’t work, be resilient. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and go at the next project smarter and more determined than ever.
We all love a success story. It’s wonderful to see people achieve greatness against the odds. The taste of success is sweeter when you’ve failed before and you’re able to symbolically raise your hands in victory. You can achieve greatness when you are RESILIENT.