Resilience: What About the Guy Pushing the Rock Up the Hill?
I think we all remember the guy pushing the űber-big rock up the hill only to watch it roll back down again.
His name was Sisyphus and he was repeating this action for eternity because he had upset the gods big time. Why? For being so full of himself.
So here you have someone repeating an action over and over with no end in sight. If you turn this situation on its head, you could say that Sisyphus is amazingly resilient – so resilient that he persists in pushing the monstrous rock up the hill repeatedly despite the same sorry outcome.
After all, isn’t resilience all about staying with a task until it is accomplished no matter what the circumstances?