The Power of Resilience

16Dec08

Did you know that Britney Spears has two songs in the top ten this week?  TWO?  This is a woman who went from hot to not faster than Christmas songs on December 26th.  Like her or hate her, there is definitely something to be said for the resilience factor in this story.

Resilience is one of the most underrated attributes that should be sought after in today’s marketplace.  The ability to bounce back is arguably as important as skills in Excel or a knack for inconspicuous brown-nosing.  The news is full of resilience, from a president dodging thoughtful criticism in the form of airborne footwear to nepotistic vies for power from unqualified namesakes.

It’s wrong, but just so funny.

Any resource one can possibly turn to – especially those willing to peddle their wares on the webs – will tell you that the number one thing to have in the job hunt is the power to overcome rejection (or a killer rack, either one being likely to help overcome obstacles).

The unfortunate fact is that the only way to learn resilience is to overcome unpleasant activities.  Lucky for me, I’m a product of the public education system.

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One Response to “The Power of Resilience”

  1. 1 Kristin

    What makes you think Kennedy is unqualified? Because I would argue she is inexperienced, not unqualified. She holds degrees from Harvard and Columbia Law. She hasn’t been very involved in national politics, but then again, neither had our president elect when he ran for senate. I don’t know enough about NY politics to know if she’s the best choice to fill the vacant seat, but I certainly don’t think it’s foolish for her to be under consideration.


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