Resilience. What does it mean to you? Official definition:
re·sil·ience | rəˈzilyəns | noun
1. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. Used in a sentence: “Nylon is excellent in wearability and resilience.”
2. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. Used in a sentence: “The often remarkable resilience of so many British institutions.”
Typically, when I have instructed on Resilience, I use the example of a tennis ball and an egg. I hold one in each hand. I ask the class to describe each object. They usually tell me that the tennis ball is green, round and bounces. Then I ask them about the egg. It’s usually white, has a hard shell, and soft insides. Then I ask them “If I was to drop each one, which would you rather be? The tennis ball or the egg.?” Most respond the tennis ball because they know the egg will crack.
If you go back to the definitions, look at some of the key words. Spring back. Elasticity. Wearability. Recover. Toughness. Remarkable.
Do you aspire to be remarkable?