Resilience In Business
Recovering from adversity
To practice Resilience I will:
- adapt to adverse conditions
- seek out support and build relationships
- find meaning in all I do
- not let failure stop my goals
- build on my experiences
“My Secret Resilience Practice”
-Patrick Mosher, Guest Contributor and Founder of Wisdom 4 Humanity
What goal do you have right now?
Pick a goal, big or small.
Want to get the garage cleaned? Working hard to complete a project? Working on a major business transaction?
You probably have a deadline to mark the success. If you are a High Performer, you create deadlines with milestones and drive towards each one.
Some milestones require sprints – covering lots of ground in a short period of time. Immense effort and energy expended.
High Performers take a short rest, get up, look at the next milestone and start running again.
One thing that distinguishes World Class Performers from High Performers?
Conscious Recovery Routines
World Class Performers have world class routines as they recover from sprints and marathons.
What is a Recovery Routine?
It’s the time you take to get back to a state where you can perform again at your highest.
Without adequate Recovery Time and Routines, you deplete with each milestone. Slowly your performance erodes. You aren’t performing to your past performance or worse you’re not even meeting others’ expectations.
And then IT sets in. Fatigue. Stress. Doubt.
Avoidable with decent Recovery Routines.
When you finish a sprint, take a deep breath. Look around. Discover something unexpected DURING the in between time.
I love to take walks in the woods. It’s refreshing and yanks me out of my routine.
Yesterday, I walked on a trail. Slightly uphill so I stopped to catch my breath. Due to my COPD, I have a recovery routine. I close my eyes. Focus intently on taking deep breaths. I feel my heart slowly backing down to a normal heart rate. I open my eyes and continue onward.
As I contemplated my Recovery Routine yesterday, I thought about other Recovery Routines in my life.
I don’t have enough of them.
High Performers want to GO. I see Recovery Time as simply the time between Task A and Task B. Shorten the Recovery Time and efficiency improves.
Get to know your Recovery Routines! How much time do you need? What do you do to optimize recovery to get back in the game?
Here’s the tricky part: with any spike in activity, how do you recover physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually?
I don’t often think about Emotional or Spiritual Recovery Routines, do you?
All this swimming in my head last night on the trail.
Instead of closing my eyes and waiting for my heart to stop racing, I break my physical Recovery Routine.
I look over and to my delight,
I see BEAUTIFUL mushrooms white as snow!
I lay down on the trail and take a picture from what I call the “Alice in Wonderland” perspective.
Feel like crawling underneath and putting your head on the soft moss to fall peacefully asleep?
The universe presents us with magical moments even during Recovery Time. It’s not just Task A leading to Task B. Noticing the IN BETWEEN time reveals MORE of the universe’s gifts!
We are at a unique time in history. A friend of mine called it The Great Pause.
Is Mother Nature giving us major Recovery Time? Time to reflect on what really matters. Time to clean up our attics and garages. Time to clean up the cluttered spaces in our brains and hearts.
Time to see and enjoy the beauty around us!
What Beauty are you noticing in this In Between Time?
Patrick Mosher, who grew up in Cincinnati, is an author, speaker,
advisor, consultant, coach, mentor, teacher, husband, father and granddaddy. He’s passionate about helping individuals, teams and organizations get from Point A to Point B — with Energy, Momentum….and Achieving Success! He believes that Character is the most precious gift we can model and reinforce with our children. His core philosophies are Live 100% Empowered. Learn Deeply. Shine BOLDLY! Let’s Change the World for GOOD!
For more of Patrick visit his blog The Wisdom Exchange (http://www.patrickmosher.com/blog)