Have you noticed what most people’s success stories often have in common?
Life has its ups and down. Struggles, perseverance, misfortunes, failures and adversities are a part of life. The common denominator in all of their stories is how they have bounced back from whatever life has thrown at them.
And I am not just referring to popular people here. Look around yourself, scan your friend list, think of someone in your family whom you admire for braving life the way they do. I am sure you’ll find people who inspire you and make you wish you could face life’s obstacles in the same way they do but don’t know how.
It’s their resilience.
What is Resilience?
Resilience is our ability to adapt and bounce back when things don’t go as planned. To state it simply, it’s your mental toughness. It is the ability to learn from mistakes and move on rather than wallow in or obsess on failures.
Being resilient can benefit you inner confidence and strength immensely. Some of the most significant inventions in history have resulted from resilient thinking and attitude. Being more resilient can help us to:
- Meet life’s obligations.
- Deal with obstacles and failures.
- Develop a sense of self-worth and independence.
- Have a feeling of purpose in life and future aspirations.
- Know when to seek assistance.
What makes a person resilient?
According to research, these are the five characteristics that a person with a resilient attitude typically possesses. While not every trait must be present in a resilient person, they frequently exhibit the majority of the ones listed below:
- They have a positive attitude and are optimistic people
- They have the ability to view failure as constructive feedback .
- They often have a flexible approach.
- They have the ability to adapt to new and varied conditions.
- They have the ability to learn from experience.
5 ways to build a Resilient Mindset
Although many think that resilience is something you are born with but that’s not entirely true. While it’s a fact that many people are inherently resilient, it is something that can also be learned and is thus an achievable trait. Here are 5 ways you can develop a resilient mindset.
- Practice Thought awareness to build positive thinking: It’s difficult to be optimistic when things aren’t going your way. In this situation, your mindset plays a key role in your capacity to get back on your feet. Resilient people don’t let negative thoughts derail their efforts and are less likely to focus on problems or feel victimized. They are more likely to understand that change is an inevitable aspect of life and thus constantly engage in optimistic thinking.
- Reframe the problems: Another way to constructively deal with problems is to reframe the way your mind is viewing it. Consider every angle of the problem and find out what works well. Focus on that. This way of restructuring can make problems appear smaller and give you the confidence to act.
- Maintain a healthy perspective: Resilient people recognize that, while a circumstance or crisis may appear overpowering in the moment, it may not have a long-term impact. Focus on what’s within your control now and then act on it. Try not to exaggerate the significance of occurrences.
- Turn failures into opportunities for growth: Be prepared for failures and setbacks. A rocky phase often indicates that you’re stronger than you believed. When mistakes occur, view them as problems to be solved and redirect your focus to figuring out how to fix the problem. Resilience allows you to rise to the challenge and master new skills. Dealing with difficulties and conquering obstacles provides opportunity for self-discovery and growth.
- Build strong relationships: People who have strong relationships are less stressed and happier in their lives. The more genuine friendships you cultivate, the more resilient you will be because you will have a strong support network to fall back on. Develop relationships with family members, friends, neighbors, and those who share your interests. Friends and family members remind us that we are not alone.
It takes time, patience, and practice to build resilience. Find tactics, tools and strategies that work well for you as you go on your unique journey to being more resilient. Consider seeking professional guidance if stress or a traumatic occurrence makes it impossible for you to function in your everyday life or perform basic activities.
To begin with, you can look at some of my services, which are heavily focused on training to develop a strong mindset. If you’re new to this and want to test the waters, I offer a wonderful, short, and easily accessible course called “Mind Training”. However, if you’re looking for more personalized guidance, you can book a One-to-One coaching session with me, and I will be happy to help you in developing a winning and resilient attitude for success!