Hey Magic Makers!
I wanted to share a quality and trait that I feel can go with the theme of Halloween, but that also can be derived from day to day life, major life changes, and so on. My theme today is Resilience…And you’re probably wondering why I chose Resilience today. When you think about Halloween, the first word to come to most minds is scary, and I’ve definitely seen some scary costumes over the years. But, being scared is a part of life, even as adults we are scared all the time. We’re scared of the possibilities for the future, scared about money, scared about the kind of people our kids will be, etc. Or, something traumatic will happen suddenly, that instills a fear in you forever. It’s Human Nature to be resilient, and to get back up on our feet, and keep going. For a lot of us, though, this is very difficult.
I happened to see a great clip from Think and Grow Rich, a new movie that was funded, and headed up by Bob Proctor. If you choose to decide to see it, you will also find many familiar names in the Network Marketing Industry. Do you know the word they used that resonated with me most? Bingo! Resilience. This was a word commonly used between most that were featured in this movie. Barbara Corcoran (who I’m sure you all remember from Shark Tank), is a real estate mogul and has her hands in a ton of different businesses. She talked about how when she was younger, raised in a housewife society, there were no women playing the real estate field. She talked about living in a male dominated society, and working in a male dominated industry. She found the best realtors, shadowed them, followed them around taking notes, and learned from the best. Knocked down. Many of us are knocked down, throughout our whole lives. Barbara, said when she was knocked down, she was resilient and got right back up again…She now has a net worth of 80 million dollars.
Resilience: A person that is able to withstand or recover quickly, from a difficult condition.
1. You need a positive, mental attitude; This means you ask yourself, “How can I learn from what went wrong?”
2. You must have optimism, and expect the speed bumps; You know it’s not going to be an easy road to success, but you know that you’re going to get there, throughout a process of discovery.
3. You must have the ability to regulate emotion (I have to work on this a lot); You can’t be caught up in why someone doesn’t like your idea, or someone doesn’t want to help you cross the finish line. At the end of the day, all you have is you, and you have to have the unwilling belief in yourself.
The thing about it is, is that I know resilient people. I’ve met them…They’re family, friends, significant others. Some are a part of our amazing organization, they’re mentors, coaches, and they all have one common theme. This is a common theme shared between all successful people, who mostly come from nowhere. They have an idea, and they’re not willing to listen to the naysayers. No matter how many times they get knocked down, they get back up again, and try again, and try again, and try again…Until they succeed.
Here’s an example:
Apple just became the first company to be a trillion dollar company. Steve Jobs got beat down, time and time again, because of his ideas, and what he knew the future would be. He was laughed at, ridiculed, and made fun of, but he had a vision. He had a vision and dream for himself, and for the world. He was willing to see that through, no matter what.
Now the question I have for you is,
Do You Have What It Takes?
Are You Resilient Enough?
Do You Have A Dream Bigger Than Yourself?