For the past couple of days, I have been struggling (yes, Coaches struggle too!) Nothing grandiose mind you, just everyday struggles and challenges. As President Reagan said, "Don't let the turkeys get you down!" But sometimes they do.
I'm always astonished that when I need words of inspiration, they somehow appear at the exact moment I need to see them. The particular words that caught my attention were on a magnet on my mother's refrigerator (ironically, I think I gave it to her!)
I immediately thought of resilience. I am resilient. The universe needed to remind me that I am resilient. I need to remind myself, I am resilient!
As I thought about it, there are times when we all need to be reminded that we are resilient. Sometimes, we forget the best energy source is ourselves. There are everyday examples of resiliency all around us. Resiliency is the mother of a newborn and a toddler who breathes deeply and says to herself "I can do this" as both her children are crying at the top of their lungs or the musician that never gives up on his dreams despite the ever mounting bills or the woman that despite many bad first dates continues to seek her true love.
Some of our best and greatest learning comes from making mistakes and failure. Just ask Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Thomas Edison (and many many others!) - they all failed more than once before they found success. It was their capacity for resiliency that kept them moving toward their goals and successes.
So the next time the turkeys are getting you down, BE RESILIENT!