Whether you like it or not, sometimes life’s just going to knock you down...
But, how you choose to react to that is what defines you.
Do you want to be the kind of person who takes a hit and stays down?
Or are you resilient?
While nobody is perfect 100% of the time, we can choose to get better and learn from our failures.
It all comes down to resilience.
Resilience is the ability to overcome adversity quickly and efficiently.
It’s the strength of your character that allows you to face challenges and negativity with courage and perseverance.
Resilience is a choice.
When you get knocked down, do you get back up and move forward? Or do you stay down and accept defeat?
Life isn’t going to give you what you want. You have to take it.
If you let challenges set you back, you’re never going to get anywhere.
Resilience is also about being able to look at a difficult situation...
...and choose to move forward with purpose, pushing through the challenge.
Your ability to keep your emotions in check through certain situations can literally prevent you from falling into states of depression or anxiety.
Research has shown that the psychological benefits of choosing to bounce back from failure, rather than sit there and cry about it, are unarguably better.
Each hard or challenging experience that you face in life is an opportunity to practice building resilience, and overcome the struggle.
If you want to become a resilient person … follow these five steps to build resilience.
You can’t control how other people choose to act...
But, you do have complete control over how YOU act.
Recognize that you can't change every situation sent your way.
However, you can take control of your mindset, become a problem solver, take the hand you’re dealt, and make something positive out of it.
Instead of wasting your time complaining about what happens to you...
Be the person who looks at what happened, and then chooses to be positive, productive, and embrace the challenge(s) you’re faced with open arms.
No matter how good you think you are, there is always room to get better.
At some point, you will fail at something. It’s inevitable.
A resilient person recognizes these failures as an opportunity to improve…
A resilient person learns and grows from that experience.
Be self-aware and recognize that you’re not perfect.
There is always room for improvement.
Being willing to make adjustments is a winner’s trait.
Humility is one of the best ways to avoid falling apart when you fail.
If you work hard and strengthen your weak points, you can develop into the resilient, successful person you truly want to be.
It’s easy to get caught up in focusing on the negative things, and the stress of what’s going on.
But, when you’re faced with adversity, take a step back and remember what your overall mission is.
When you remember your “why” behind everything you do, it helps keep things in perspective, and focus your energy where it needs to go.
When you inevitably face failure, it’s easy to doubt yourself, and everything you thought you were good at.
Don’t kick yourself while you’re down.
Instead, take time to reflect on your talents, skills, and strengths.
Use that reflection to build your confidence back up when you’re feeling down ... when you need to remember what you’re capable of.
We all have strengths, use yours to be as productive as possible.
You can’t perform at your best when you aren’t feeling your best.
Take the steps necessary to take care of your personal health. Eat nutritious whole foods whenever possible, get enough rest, exercise consistently, and drink plenty of water.
You’ll be surprised how much more effective you are when you actually take care of your health.
Resilience is a habit that gives you the power to get through the hard things.
Make the choice to start building that habit, and see how those difficult challenges you’ve been facing in life become simple problems to solve.
Resilience is a choice, and it all comes down to your mindset when you're faced with adversity.
Every single one of us has gone through and will go through tough times.
It’s an unavoidable fact of life.
When we find ourselves in these tough times, it can be extremely difficult to maintain a positive outlook and attitude.
If you’re struggling right now, I want you...
"I'll never be successful because of [insert excuse]."
How many times have you heard this before?
If I had to guess ... more times than you'd like to admit.
One of the most common ways I see people severely limit their potential and happiness in life is by living as an inauthentic version of themselves.
In fact, this is how most people live…
They build their entire life and identity around the standards and expectations of society and the people around them…
Never taking the time to consider or express who it is they truly are…