The trick to being more resilient
‘Grit’ or Resilience are terms that you come across fairly often in the professional sphere- especially in recent years in the wake of self-help gurus and personal development books.
It’s what a lot of employers look for in their employees, and it’s something that’s going to make you stand out from the masses in any job interview (if you’re able to display it).
This is because, regardless of what position you’re applying for, you’re going to be expected to handle problems and difficult situations to the best of your abilities almost on a daily basis – so it makes sense that they’d hire the person who can do that at the highest level.
So what is resilience, and how can you begin to be more resilient?
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Resilience is your ability to bounce back from a difficult situation or hardship.
It’s how you overcome those challenges and how quickly you can get your mind back on track – this is what determines resilience.
But in order to develop this ability to be more resilient, you need to be knocked down – again and again (and again and again).
The only way you’ll learn how to get back up is by falling down in the first place.
Over time, you’ll find that this process actually makes you stronger and more able to deal with the obstacles and challenges you face in your day-to-day.
By becoming accustomed to negative thoughts and other things that we find unpleasant, their power over us slowly weakens, and our ability to get the upper hand grows.
You start to see that negative situations and thoughts come and go, and that you have the necessary skills to handle them.
We can’t escape these things, so we should learn how to learn from them and become better because of them.
Many people avoid failure, pain, and challenges at all costs – but all this leads to is the inability to deal with them once they arise.
And as sure as the sun will rise every morning, your life will always be full of challenges.
You can’t pick and choose when these come to you, so you need to bullet proof yourself and be more resilient before they come.
Until Next Time,