If you have managed to somehow avoid the current downturn in the economy impacting your pocketbook, congratulations.
My hat is off to people who can play both the ups and the downs of the economic cycle and win the financial game of life regardless of the economic cycle.
Or maybe it is just luck.
Heck, isn’t that what many of your friends say about you who weren’t so lucky and have been smashed by the recession?
That you were just lucky?
Lucky or not – being smarter or shreweder or whatever — I have found one common trait among pretty much everyone I have met in life who has achieved any degree of financial success:
They are resilient.
I am not just talking about kind-of-resilient, I am talking about being able to take a bone-jarring, life-threatening hit and yet they bounce right back up, asking for more.
These people are tough-as-nails, even if they look like Mother Teresa.
Being resilient is very similar, but not the exact same as the Back Alley Factor.
Suddenly hit with a surprise right cross and been knocked silly?
These people manage to pick themselves up off the canvas and get back in the game.
Been rejected by someone very close to them because they were in pursuit of happiness?
They mourn the loss, but they don’t lose focus on what they are trying to accomplish.
Took a shot to the ego because something didn’t go as they planned?
These people don’t hide in a hole and pretend it never happened. They own up to it, apologize if needed and get on with gettin’ on.
I see it everywhere.
In people who are at the top of their game.