Have a quick think about the following questions:
– Do you react to new challenges with confidence and flexibility?
– Are you clear about what matters to you in life and what you want to achieve?
– Are you good at keeping in touch with friends even when under pressure at work, and reach out when you need their support?
If the answer is ‘yes’ to each of these questions, then you could be considered a very resilient person.
However, sometimes doings these things can be easier said than done.
Resilience can be broadly defined as an individual’s ability to bounce back from adversity.
It is the ability to cope with the challenges, problems and set-backs you face in life, and to become stronger because of them.
In other words, it’s not so much about being able to deal with problems in a ‘just enough’ way, but to be able to embrace them and push yourself even further.
In an ever-changing world this can seem difficult or almost impossible, but it can be gained through practice and changing our mindset.
The second of our questions is about having an almost unwavering confidence in your ability to achieve your goals.
It is this drive that allows us to bounce back from failure. You’ll be safe in the knowledge that any setback is simply another step to greater success, as you’ll learn from it and won’t make the same mistake again.
Finally, resilience involves connecting with others. Resilient people are empathetic and compassionate, so can maintain healthy relationships.
This in turn makes them more resilient as they can then draw upon the support of friends and colleagues when needed.
So how can this frame of mind be achieved?
Unfortunately there’s no magic formula; it takes practice and knowing the theory behind resilience.
It can be done, however. And you can find out how in our Developing Resilience eLearning course.
It teaches you the proven techniques behind resilience, such as:
– The method for overcoming negative thinking and embracing optimism.
– Separating reality from harmful assumptions that lead to damaging behaviour.
– Boosting self-confidence and being “comfortable in your own skin”.
– Being emotionally intelligent and understanding both yourself and other people.
The link to the course page is here.