At the end of today, whatever your activities, work or day off involved, perhaps you may be asked ‘how was your day?’
You know what, even if no one is around to ask you directly later, please permit me to ask; So, just how was your day? Was it a good day or a bad day? Was it ok or have you had worse?
I just hope that it wasn’t a s**t day for you to be honest, though sadly, we know they do happen!
Real world resilience
As we go through our day, hopefully we have been fortunate enough to be safe and well by the end of it; but all sorts of things will happen and go on around us along the way. Some good, some average and some not so good. S**t happens, right?
People you may like or dislike, or just don’t ‘get’, may be around and try and steal some of your positivity from you, don’t be pinned down. You may even steal some positivity from someone else! Hopefully someone smiled at you and you smiled back.
Better still, you smiled first!
The world of today is full of articles and stories of risk management, leadership, resilience and the rest, but in the main, they are all connected in respect of their attempts to help us survive and thrive as they say; get us into a position to succeed in what we do and who we are. It is all a transition between business and real world resilience; our own resilience.
All of my heart
We live our lives today where people complain, dwell and moan about this and that; more often than not, the moaning is about something neither they nor you and I can do anything about.
I have a natural empathy for those who do find life hard and tough for their own reasons but others just moan for the sake of it. However some people, who have just cause to moan about the life hand they have been dealt with, never complain at all.
Ask any medical person, it isn’t always the patients who make the most noise who are the ones with the most serious injuries!
Fast and furious
Our work and personal lives can run at a fast and furious pace in this modern world and that’s the way of the future too. There has never been a greater period of technology and the cability to achieve and succeed at whatever we choose to do.
Time is so very precious and we want to make sure we get the absolute most out of what we have. But often we don’t really see and live in the here and now until it has gone.
At the end this day, will it have been a good or a bad day for you and those around you? Time will tell of course but just how much of it will your own personal resilience and strengths have helped you to succeed in your activities?
I suspect and hope, that the answer is a great deal and you may have even had enough personal resilience to share with and help others around you. Great job!
Just like leadership qualities, being resilient isn’t always an acquired skill. If we are fortunate enough to have resilient qualities in our own power, then we use them without ever being told when to do so.
Regardless of what type of day we are having or had, that gives us a position to succeed.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – An international business resilience leader, Paul Kudray is a Fellow of the EPC and a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management (FICPEM). He is a Lead Auditor for ISO 22301. In 2014 he founded his own consultancy and he is an excellent forward thinking resilience innovator and blogger. firstname.lastname@example.org.