I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.
- Madam C. J. Walker
I define resilience as the ability to bounce back from adversity and become strong and successful again. We all encounter adversity in life. We become resilient after enduring adversity and overcoming our obstacles. Confidence in your own ability to adapt, respond and withstand any crisis is crucial to building resiliency. Each obstacle you endure and overcome serves to make you a stronger and more resilient woman.
A Curvy and Confident Woman views every obstacle as an opportunity. She knows that dwelling on disappointments does nothing except make matters worse.…show more content… J. Walker became a self-made millionaire by taking an idea and transforming it into riches. Needless to say, no one expected a widowed African-American woman living in poverty to become a mogul. When she started losing her hair she could have taken the victim route and cried and complained. She could have given up and wallowed in misery. But Madam C. J. Walker was resilient. Instead of giving up, she decided to turn an obstacle into an opportunity. Her hair-loss crisis became a catalyst for change.
Although Madam C. J. Walker was born into poverty, poverty wasn’t born into her. Her life and legacy reminds us that a woman with a vision, a resilient spirit, and a strong work ethic, can achieve success. Madam C. J. Walker is quoted as saying, “I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations….I have built my own factory on my own ground.”
Resiliency has been the hallmark of Curvy and Confident Women all throughout history. To them, past failures were simply training practice for tomorrow’s victory. A Curvy and Confident Woman believes that she can accomplish anything she sets her mind to, no matter how dire or difficult it appears to