To drive home the fact that resiliency is an attitude—it is your belief that you can conquer anything; it is the ability to go from days to weeks to months to years to reach your destination, defining and re-defining it along the way.
Embracing failure in the life journey opens up a new world of opportunities. Please expand on this thought.
Barriers and setbacks should be seen as challenges or opportunities for growth and development. Failure—and the way we respond to it—is an important aspect of life’s journey. It creates innumerable chances to rethink our next steps, potentially leading to something greater than we first imagined. Our greatest accomplishments seldom have to do with simply who we are. It is much more about what we overcome and how. No one is going to hand us our destiny. We have to get up every morning and create it. Penicillin, sticky notes, X-rays, microwave ovens, and pacemakers were all invented as by-products. Success often results from simple detours or mistakes made by people on alternative quests.
“Success often results from simple detours or mistakes made by people on alternative quests.” – Faisal Hoque
Reinvention is the essence of the resilient mindset. Please elucidate this point.
When we focus on our weaknesses, we end up smothering our potential and preventing it from manifesting. To survive, and ultimately to thrive, is our duty to rise again and again. ‘Changing self-doubt into self-belief is a choice.’ We are accountable for ourselves. Only we can change what and who we are.
A constant reinvention process is a combination of inner and outer awareness. We need to know what our timescale is for what we are doing; we need to know how the competencies we have built can extend in new directions; and we need to attend to how our work/life fits into the larger world. When we do all three, we can be confident, committed, and flexible in the value that we repeatedly create for others and ourselves.
Read the full interview below…FAISAL-HOQUE
As told to Anitha Moosath.
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