I woke up discouraged and felt like I didn’t have enough in me to take on the world or to teach the weekly class on The SkillUp School.
The irony – I knew since yesterday that I’ll teach on resilience today…
– the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
– the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.
I even considered moving the class to tomorrow, not because I was going to be occupied with something else, but because of how I felt.
Let me just state this here: as professionals who are different, you’re going to have to learn the art of delivering even when you don’t feel like it.
If you’re young, one soft skill you’ll have to imbibe is resilience! The art of withstanding tough things sometimes.
So, it’s a new year and you might already be facing some tough situations at work.
Even if you plan to leave or get a new job, stay resolute to be excellent!
As a character trait, resilience is a person’s mental ability to recover quickly from misfortune, illness or depression… Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity, bending like bamboo instead of breaking. They possess a set of powerful traits.
Do you bend or do you break?
When you face tough situations at work, will you run?
Or will you be a leader of the pack and encourage others to find a way out?
These qualities might seem little.
You might be focusing on only your hard skills, but soft skills like these are what set you apart from other great employees.
Who would have thought that a time will come when companies will be looking out for soft skills in employees?
Another reason this is so important is that, as you grow in your career, you begin to leave the actual hard work (hard skills) and focus on the soft skills like leadership.
For example, do you think the CEO or Chief Marketing Officer do the actual work?
Does the CEO post on social media or does she do the designs for marketing?
Nope! She’s moved from those deliverables to manage people and diverse teams.
Of course, we all desire to grow.
But there are many people that can do the job like you. What will differentiate you?
So, are you discouraged today?
Are you tired? Keep pushing.
Are you tired of searching for jobs?
Don’t give up. Be resilient!
Your 2019 might have even been so tough.
Cry when you have to but don’t give up on your career!
Life and career growth can feel like a boxing match sometimes.
Today’s note is to encourage you. 🥊
Learn the art of resilience. You can do this!
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