resilience |r??z?li?ns| |r??z?lj?ns
• (of a substance or object) able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed. See note at flexible.
• (of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions : the fish are resilient to most infections.
ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from Latin resilient- ‘leaping back,’ from the verb resilire (see resile ).
It’s one thing to say someone or something is resilient, but it’s another to demonstrate resilience. Resilient would definitely be an adjective that you could apply to CitySquares and to it’s people. We’ve known that for some time, but as the company grows we continue to be tested, and we continue to pass those tests.
Like any company we face challenges, hurdles, obstacles. Some of them we face daily, others only rarely. Along the way this past quarter a few challenges popped up, big ones. Despite any number of factors that might work against us, we overcame them, we bounced back and with smiles on our faces. Executing falls on everyone’s shoulders, especially in a start-up company. It’s up to everyone, the entire company, the team, the tribe, to work together, pull their weight, and overcome these challenges. It begins and ends with the members of the tribe! And as the old expression goes, “you’re only as strong as your weakest link.” Well, this is one strong chain.
While this past quarter we overcame the challenges in front of us, we face others now. But we face them with a new found confidence, and with new knowledge and experience behind us. Over time we’ll face similar challenges with more wisdom, and we’ll even be able to prevent them from happening. That’s really the big challenge isn’t it? Learning from these things, gaining the experience, applying that wisdom correctly.