The skills of focus, persistence and resilience are three ingredients for a successful career and life. Focus is directing laser-like attention on a single topic, while ignoring irrelevant matters. Persistence is the quality of continuing going forward steadily despite problems, setbacks, difficulties, failures or obstacles. Resilience is the ability to recover quickly and bounce back, survive and flourish from the trials and tribulations of life. Those without resilience become helpless, discouraged and despondent, adopt a victim mentality or plunge into depression, and feelings of helplessness.
About the author
Samuel A Malone is a self-employed training consultant, lecturer and author. He is the author of 21 books published in Ireland, the UK and abroad on learning, personal development, study skills and business management. Some of his books have gone into foreign translations and second editions. He has an M.Ed. with distinction (in training and development) from the University of Sheffield and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Chartered Secretary (ACIS). He is a fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (FIITD).