Resilience In Today's VUCA World

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Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.
In today’s VUCA environment, resilience is the one of the most important things that we need to survive. In fact, resilience—one’s ability to push through and adapt to the VUCA world— is one of the best determiners of a person’s or a firm’s long-term success. Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity in today’s world is the new normal. The willingness to get out of our comfort zone, and learn continuously is the need of the hour. And for that, a strong and resilient character is the foremost requirement.
Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and started a failed first business with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen called Traf-O-Data. Even though this idea didn’t work, Gates’ later idea did, leading
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It was about King Robert the Bruce-the Scottish King. He was nearly defeated by the English in a battle and like a coward he sought refuge in a cave because he was scared to face defeat. Then, inside the cave, he noticed a little spider trying to make a web. Again and again, the spider fell down. But every time it climbed up back again to continue making the web with more and more determination. Robert the Bruce got inspired by the spider and crawled out of the cave, and went on to defeat the British army in the battlefield. The spider was a personification of resilience, and that is how a person’s character should be in times of uncertainty and…show more content…
He made me realise the true significance of resilience. He told me that if I easily gave up on something that I was so passionate about, I would never succeed in any endeavour I would undertake in the future.
After that, I took it as a challenge to prove it to my father, my teammates and myself that I was stronger than that. For the next 6 months, I worked very hard to make an impact on the court with my basketball skills. Soon enough, I was one of the main players in the school basketball team. The following year, I was selected as the youngest player in the State level basketball tournament. It was one of the proudest moments of my life. That day I understood how important it is to be resilient in life.
Now I realise that sometimes the only thing that holds me back is the fear of failure. But that fear is the one thing that should drive me and not make me hold back. The same boiling water that softens the potato, hardens the egg. So, it’s about what one is made of, not the
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