How to unlock the power of resilience from within


We all have faced a challenge at some point in our lives. That could be a personal or a professional misfortune or change that was least expected. This is when resilience as an ability kicks in to help us get through the situation or out of it in some cases. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. In other words, when the situation gets tough, the strong ones will keep pushing forward till they overcome the challenge. The ability to recover quickly from difficulties, is not genetically based or does not depend on the life experience we are in. Resilience is a skill, like many other, that can be practiced and perfected. In this article we will share with you some tips on how to unlock the power of Resilience from within.

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
― Confucius

1. Focus and build on the good

Where we put our focus is very important. When we focus on what we don’t have or can’t do, we tend to feel weak or uncertain. But when we focus on what we can do, or what we have, we remain positive and confident. This also helps us build and grow our strengths and increase our confidence to take control of the situation.

“Resilience isn’t a single skill. It’s a variety of skills and coping mechanisms. To bounce back from bumps in the road as well as failures, you should focus on emphasizing the positive.”
― Jean Chatzky

2. Make time for relationships and community

Even in the constantly connected virtual world, it is easy to start feeling lonely or disconnected. When we make time for relationships and community that matters to us, we are building ourselves a strong support system. In other words, life is more bearable with loved ones around us. They help us refocus on what is important in life. Making the effort to appreciate the people around us either verbally or in writing can go a long way in improving the quality of life for ourselves and those around us.

“Perhaps what matters when all is said and done is not who puts us down but who picks us up.”
― Kate DiCamillo

3. Stop complaining

What we say about ourselves or our lives can have a significant impact on it. Stop complaining and start solving the problems that arise. You can request for help if you need to. Do not victimize yourself in your story of life, rather be own hero and rise to the challenge. Our words are powerful and thus it is important to engage in affirmations to help you overcome any negative thoughts. It also helps to mitigate the effects of stress.

“It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf


A lot about our lives can be attributed to the way we look at our lives. The mindset and attitude we carry can either bend or break us when challenged. The above three tips can help you to understand how to unlock the power of resilience from within. Remaining optimistic in the face of failures or misfortunes is harder than it sounds. However, like any other ability, this too can be developed consciously over continuous practice and gratitude. When we look back at our lives, some of the best changes that happened to us might have seem difficult or unbearable in the past. Nevertheless, they always teach us a lesson if we are willing to learn and help us to grow stronger with resilience.

Source: Global Franchise Magazine

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