We would surely run out of fingers if we counted the number of times the word resilience comes up in startup conversations! The SaaS ecosystem is replete with examples of entrepreneurs who had their backs against the wall time and again and devised strategies to pull themselves out from crises. Which is to say, they persisted through their share of failures and disappointments until they turned a corner. And the quality that has helped in making that transition as they would all tell you is, of course, resilience.

But what exactly makes one resilient in the face of adversities? What does it mean to simply hang in there? How does one equip oneself to meet challenges with good sense, grit, and determination?

In this chapter, we will be drawing inspiration from those SaaS founders who turned disadvantages into opportunities and mistakes into valuable life lessons.