“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.”― Elizabeth Edwards.
What is resilience?
Where does the power to accept unfavorable life events and move on come from? Resilience, the ability to face challenges, overcome setbacks and grow is always within us.
We allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by adversity because we hardly acknowledge how tough we’re built to withstand any situation. When some become aware of their power of resilience, challenges cease to give them sleepless nights.
They suddenly realize that with perseverance, preparedness to be flexible and with the help of others, they could rise higher after every loss or change.
You have to realize that we all have the capacity to learn new abilities required to succeed in new environments and circumstances.
The awareness of this capacity should help you explore your inner strengths and your social environment for blocks to build resilience. These building blocks are:
- A positive belief in self.
There’s nothing you cant achieve with a strong positive self-belief. A high level of self esteem is the foundation of resilience. With sufficient self confidence, no adverse situation can defeat you..
2. Be good at talking with others.
Shred every fear and doubt which may hold you back from sharing your problems with positive minds.
Whenever you have a problem you need one more person to help you solvee, don’t hesitate to share and keep an open mind for words of encouragement and wisdom.
3. Aim high but be realistic about it.
Set high goals for yourself and be ready to start from the bottom and work hard with what you have until you get to the top.
4. Above all, you must realize that building resilience is not going to be easy and it’s going to take time. But no matter how long it’s going to take you to build resilience, don’t quit until you get to the top.