Stay Strong While Struggling

Faris Alami
2 min readMay 6, 2024

In the past I’ve shared several stories about my personal struggle, and a few of the things I’ve learned from those struggles.

What’s important as you continue your professional life is to stay strong no matter what!

Stay Strong doesn’t mean you can’t be personal, or that you can’t break down, or that you can’t deal with the situation. Stay Strong means that you stand still while going through the rough situations.

My insights for this came through the experience of the resilient canvas that we created during the COVID pandemic. I learned that resiliency comes in four blocks, which I have discussed in many blog posts, in our podcast. In our Resident Entrepreneur Program we walk through the canvas over 14 weeks.

Today I want to highlight one of the sub-sections under Self-Awareness — we call it “ME” (but we mean YOU) — to help you understand that it’s OK to freak out when things are bad. But it’s not OK to stay freaked out for any length of time.

Once you’re done freaking out, think about actions you could take to minimize the freakout cycle. If you are upset because something happened to your work, or at work, you can move to considering what actions you can take to minimize the negative situation.

Here’s an example:

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Faris Alami

Global Entrepreneurship ecosystem, SME and leadership development in local communities