I will master resilience. I understand I will fail; l will fall flat on my face, I will become discouraged, I will be tempted to give up, but I won’t because I know that I am resilient.
Resilience: buoyancy, the ability bounce back, elastic, ability to recover readily.
Resilience is an enabler, it enables us to: be open, unbreakable, ever-changing, learning, and growing.
Take, for example, training runs. I have had great runs and I have had terrible runs and if it weren’t for the horrible runs there wouldn’t have been any great runs.
My bad runs turn into a pity party where I whine about my lack of energy, inability to eat a proper breakfast, or the fact that I got three lousy hours of sleep from a night with friends…and then I get over it. I re-commit and hold myself accountable for a better run.
I know I am capable, we are all capable.
The next run I re-commit to doing things right. There is no more whining or blaming, just, focus. I cannot afford to have another shitty run. I cannot afford to miss more miles.
The crappy run propelled me to run a great run.
It’s a natural channel for success; we fail, we learn, we succeed.
What have you failed at? How did you re-commit? Did it make you more resilient?